Deputy Shooting Suspect Stabbed in Jail: Officials

Officials said Daniel Witczak, 30, was assaulted with a sharp object

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    In this November 2012 photo, Witczak spoke quietly when questioned by the judge and showed no visible signs of the injuries he sustained in a gun battle with deputies.

    A man who allegedly shot and seriously wounded two sheriff's deputies in September was stabbed last weekend in a jail assault, according to the sheriff's department.

    Daniel Witczak, 30, was assaulted with a sharp object, according to deputy spokesperson Jan Caldwell. He is currently recovering from the non-life threatening injuries he sustained.

    Witczak is behind bars for three counts of attempted murder of an officer and eight counts of sexual assault on underage girls.

    He is accused of shooting officers during a 15-minute gun battle last September.Both deputies who were shot survived, but have dealt with multiple injuries following the incident.

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    Witczak is being held without bail and will appear in court next month.

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