According to Opgrande, the officer crawled from the cell to the corridor and Buford chased him, kicking and punching him in the face, KFOR reported.
“He also bit pieces off of both of his ears and, at one point, was trying to gouge out one of his eyes,” Opgrande told the television station. "He was fighting for his life at that moment. It happened so fast the officer didn’t even have time to call in on his radio for help. Thankfully, they were, of course, monitoring on our surveillance system. They called for backup, and detention officers arrived and were able to take that inmate into custody."
The officer, who has not been identified, was covered in blood, KOCO reported. He was taken to a hospital and released Sunday.
Detention center officials turned over surveillance video to the district attorney’s office, the television station reported.