Monroe man accused in attack of corrections officer

Apollo Wright (Courtesy: OPSO)
Apollo Wright (Courtesy: OPSO)

OUACITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - A Monroe man will remain behind bars after attacking a correctional employee during a failed escape attempt.

Apollo Wright is charged with one count of simple escape and one count of battering a correctional facility employee.

Police say he tried to escape from the Richwood Correctional Facility.

While officers tried to restrain Wright, he hit a corrections employee in the head.