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GCSO: Miami woman assaults officer in hospital

Morgan Gaona was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center at approximately noon Wednesday for observation before she allegedly attacked a detention officer. (Source: Facebook, left, and Twitter) Morgan Gaona was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center at approximately noon Wednesday for observation before she allegedly attacked a detention officer. (Source: Facebook, left, and Twitter)
GLOBE, AZ (CBS5) -

A 22-year-old Miami woman allegedly assaulted a Gila County detention officer while in custody at a Globe hospital Wednesday.

Morgan Gaona was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center at approximately noon Wednesday for observation, according to a Gila County Sheriff's Office news release.

She attacked the detention officer while the officer was securing her belly chain, according to the release.

Gaona, who was originally arrested by Miami police on a probation violation warrant for trafficking in stolen property, was subdued by the officer and hospital staff, according to the release.

Charges of dangerous or deadly assault by a prisoner were forwarded to the Gila County Attorney's Office, according to the release.

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