Mercer County, OH (WIMA) -- An inmate in MercerCounty refused to comply and follow directions last Thursday.

Sheriff Jeff Grey said in a statement as corrections officers approached the inmate they saw that he had a homemade shank.

An altercation ensued and the inmate was disarmed.

One corrections officer suffered an injury to his ankle and the inmate incurred a few scrapes and scratches to his head, hands, and neck.