LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a statement Monday in response to the death of Miller County Sheriff’s Officer Lisa Mauldin, who was killed over the weekend after an inmate attacked her and another officer inside the Miller County jail.
“Arkansans have been reminded that the officers who guard our jails are in just as much danger as those who diligently patrol our streets,” Rutledge said. “I commend the service of Officer Mauldin and know that she was a dedicated member of the force who never forgot the oath she took to protect and serve. My prayers and sympathies on behalf of the entire law enforcement community are with Officer Mauldin’s loved ones and colleagues.”
Mauldin was killed and another officer was injured when they were attacked by an inmate inside the Miller County Jail in Texarkana on Sunday afternoon. Miller was pronounced dead at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana. The other officer, identified as Demaris Allen, was taken to a Little Rock hospital.
According to reports, the inmate, identified as Tramell Hunter, who was sentenced in 2011 to 15 years on charges of aggravated robbery and domestic battery in Pulaski County, was being housed in Texarkana as part of the state’s “309 program.” He is currently facing capital murder and battery charges, and is being held under $1 million bond.