Four inmates at Blythe Jail are facing new charges today after an attack on Riverside County Sheriff's deputies and an attempted escape, authorities said.
Two deputies were set upon during security checks on jail cells at the 50-year-old Riverside County lockup in Blythe at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Velarde said.
"During this check, two deputies were assaulted by inmates housed at the facility. Two other deputies responded to aid the victims who were engaged in a physical fight with the attacking inmates," Velarde said. "These two deputies were also assaulted."
Velarde said three of the four inmates charged were awaiting trial on murder charges.
Velarde told The Desert Sun that the deputies had been released from hospital.
Authorities have not said what, if any, weapons were used in the assault.
Velarde said four inmates will face criminal charges from the attack, including attempted murder, attempted escape, conspiracy, and assaulting/injuring a peace officer while serving time in a correctional facility.
They suspects are:
-- Fabian Florence Perez, 30, from Indio. He is accused of fatally shooting an Indio taxi driver during a robbery in 2003;
-- Joseph Roy Scott, 25, from Indio. He is accused of killing his 3-week- old son in Indio in 2008;
-- David Gazcon Jr., 34, from Desert Hot Springs. He is accused in a gang-related murder in Desert Hot Springs in 2004; and
-- Louie Aguilar, 33, from Blythe. --City News Service