Jail officer accused of assault in Lynchburg, investigation underway

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – A jail officer at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center is the focus of an assault investigation.

The city police department was notified of an alleged assault Friday.

As a result, the Lynchburg Police Department is currently investigating and the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority is cooperating fully, the police department said in a release Saturday night.

While the police department nor jail officials have named the inmate/victim, the family has identified them as 26-year-old Carroll Williams.

WSLS 10 News spoke to the family regarding the allegations and has reached out to the Lynchburg Police Department to confirm the graphic accusations.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Davis at (434) 455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.

This is a developing story. Stay with WSLS.com for the latest.

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