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Inmate charged for allegedly trying to strangle Mahoning County deputy

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A Mahoning County Jail inmate has been charged with attempted murder after investigators say he tried to strangle a sheriff's deputy.

A county grand jury on Thursday also charged 33-year-old Lucky Mitchell with felonious assault following the July 8th incident.

At the time of the incident, Lucky Mitchell was confined to a disciplinary pod of the jail and allowed out of his cell for one hour each day.

Surveillance video taken that Friday morning shows Mitchell asking deputy Anthony Lucas to check the computer for his next court date.

The video then features Mitchell approaching the deputy from behind, holding a noose made out of a t-shirt.

Investigators say when Mitchell placed the noose around the deputy's neck, an intense struggle and fight took place.

Lucas was able to get his arms around Mitchell's head, as the two struggle for about 30 seconds until the deputy is able to pop open a door.

That's when a couple other inmates arrived in to help pull Mitchell from Lucas and restrain Mitchell until the officer places his attacker in handcuffs.

Deputy Lucas suffered a few minor injuries and cleared to return to work the next Monday.

Mitchell has been locked up since June 25 on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

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