An inmate was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking an attorney visiting the Cook County Jail.
At around 2 p.m., police said Jimmie Smith, 39, attacked one of his two public defenders while he was still in handcuffs.
The wounded attorney was taken to a local hospital to be treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
At the time of the incident Smith was being held without bond in Division 9 of the jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of bringing contraband into a penal institution, police report.
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said additional significant charges against Smith are pending.
The sheriff's office is investigating.