Alamance County jail inmate hurt in fight

BURLINGTON, NC (AP) -- An Alamance County jail inmate is hospitalized after a fight with another inmate.

The Times-News of Burlington reported 57-year-old Thomas Lumpkin Sr. was taken to the hospital after a fight with 48-year-old George Jones.

The sheriff's department said it could not release details on Lumpkin's condition because of federal guidelines. A hospital spokesman said Lumpkin's family had had asked that no information be released on his condition.

Jailers said they found the men fighting Friday morning and used a Taser to break up the fight. Sheriff's spokesman Randy Jones says Lumpkin suffered a cut on the back of his head.

Jones says the fight is under investigation.

Lumpkin was in jail on charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.

George Jones was being held on larceny charges.

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