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Metro Corrections inmate facing assault charge months after attack

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Josh Burton (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Josh Burton (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections has been arrested after authorities say he brutally assaulted another inmate, to the extent that the victim had to be taken to University Hospital.

According to an arrest report, the incident took place on May 7, 2016, in a dorm at Louisville Metro Corrections. Authorities say 24-year-old Josh Burton, an inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections, grabbed another inmate by the waist from behind, then picked him up before slamming him to the ground. 

He then allegedly stomped on the inmate.

As a result, authorities say the victim received injuries to his head, face, nose and mouth, and had to be taken to University Hospital.

The victim is not identified in the arrest report and no information on his condition is available.

Authorities say the assault was captured by surveillance cameras.

Burton has since been charged with first degree assault. He appeared before a judge Tuesday morning, where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf, and he was ordered not to have contact with the victim.

He was already on jail on several charges of violating a domestic violence order.

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