BEEVILLE – A 29-year-old offender at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s William G. McConnell Unit is facing additional prison time after engaging in an altercation with a correctional officer there Tuesday.

According to a report, the offender was serving a 40-year sentence for a murder committed in Bexar County.

The officer involved, a sergeant, was taken to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi where he was being treated for injuries.

The incident took place at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday.

When the altercation started, staff members responded quickly and subdued the offender.

The incident currently is under investigation by the TDCJ’s Office of the Inspector General.