Aug 18, 2014 5:45 PM by AP
CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert says seven parish jail inmates are accused of beating another inmate in the face and head.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Traci Landry tells The Daily Review that guards were watching. The sheriff says deputies at St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center broke up the fight on Thursday in a dormitory.
Landry says the sheriff's office won't release the name of the man who was beaten because it doesn't release names of crime victims. The sheriff's news release says he was hit in the head and face and was taken to Franklin Foundation Hospital for treatment.
Officials say the other seven inmates were booked Friday with second-degree battery.
Landry did not give a possible motive for the incident.