Montgomery County Inmate Accused of Using Homemade Weapon To Attack Correctional Officer

The 26-year-old man is charged with attempted first-degree murder


Edgar Alfonso Borrera

Via Montgomery County Police Department

An inmate in the Montgomery County jail has been charged with trying to murder a correctional officer on Sunday, county police have reported.

Edgar Alfonso Borrera, 26, is accused of repeatedly punching the correctional officer and striking him using a homemade weapon fashioned from hard plastic and a milk carton, according to police. The alleged attack happened shortly before 5 a.m. in front of some jail cells on an upper tier of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, a police news release stated Monday.

Another inmate stepped in to help the correctional officer and tried to restrain Borrera by grabbing him, the release stated. Other correctional officers also arrived to aid the injured man, the release stated.

The correctional officer was taken to a hospital with multiple injuries, such as fractured bones in his face and cuts on his forehead, according to police.

Detectives have found the weapon used in the reported attack, authorities have said.

Borrera of Hyattsville has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault of a correctional officer. Online court records show he was arrested in April on charges of indecent exposure, resisting arrest, trespassing on private property and concealing a dangerous weapon.

Borrera is scheduled for a June 1 court hearing on the attempted murder charges.

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