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DOC: Convicted murderer cut correctional officers with razor

An inmate with a disposable razor hidden in his sleeve attacked two correctional officers at the Scotland County Correctional Facility Saturday.

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Omar Lionel Reed - mug shot 4/11/09 - attacked officers at Scotl
LAURINBURG, N.C. — An inmate serving a life sentence for murder attacked two correctional officers with a razor at the Scotland County Correctional Facility Saturday, a state Department of Correction spokesman said.

The guards were trying to get Omar Lionel Reed, 30, back into his cell when he pulled out a disposable razor hidden in his sleeve, spokesman Mike Stater said. Reed cut one officer on the face, and the other on the arm.

Both officers were expected to be OK, Stater said. Reed was charged with assault.

Reed, a known gang member in Durham, was convicted in the June 2000 murder of William Teasley, 31, at his Enterprise Street home during a robbery.

Before his sentencing in 2002, Reed used a homemade knife to overpower a guard and escape from the Durham County Courthouse. He was re-captured a few hours later. At the time, Durham County sheriff's office officials said Reed said he was "was not going to go back" to prison.

According to DOC records, Reed has committed 68 infractions during his incarceration, including involvement with a gang and sexual acts. Most recently, he set a fire, threw liquids at prison staff and tampered with a lock in February 2008.

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