An inmate at the Floyd County Prison was charged with battery, obstruction and terroristic threats after a physical altercation with a deputy on Wednesday.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

Courtney Jamal Taylor of McDonough, was charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement officers, felony terroristic threats and acts and misdemeanor battery.

Prison officials stated that while being escorted down a hall by deputies, Taylor broke away and tried to run from officers. While deputies were attempting to apprehend him, Taylor allegedly struck an officer in the face several times with his fist. He also allegedly yelled that he would “come back and kill” the deputy he punched.

Taylor was booked into the Floyd County Jail and later transported back to prison authorities