Roy York

Guard Stabbed at Lucasville; Reported "Fair"

Article taken from The Hillsboro Press Gazette, May 2, 1974

Lucasville, Ohio (AP) --- The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating and incident in which Sgt. Roy York, 42, a guard at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, was stabbed in the chest outside a chapel at the prison Wednesday night. York was listed in fair condition at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth after undergoing surgery.

Corrections Department officials said there were no suspects. They said the incident occurred in an area of "inmate traffic."

York was stabbed with a homemade knife that consisted of a round piece of metal sharpened to a point, officials said. After being stabbed, York managed to crawl to a telephone and pull loose the cord, setting off and alarm in the control center.