Hearing Monday for October Incident at Taney County Jail

by: Marina Brett

A hearing date is set for Monday for a Taney County Jail Inmate accused of attacking a corrections officer.

According to a court affidavit from the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, 29 year old Bryant Michael Burton, pushed the officer down during an altercation on Oct. 8, causing her to hit her head. She was treated at an area hospital and released, Taney County Sheriff’s officials said.

Burton, who was already in jail on a felony burglary charge, is now facing additional charges, including third-degree felony assault, when he goes before a judge at a preliminary hearing Monday in Taney County Court.