Family upset after man attacked while inside detention center

The assault of an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center is under investigation. The man, Tyrone Moss, 29, is in the hospital after he was seriously hurt. His family said they found out about it in an unconventional way.The attack and beating happened this past Saturday at the detention center. Learning about it from an anonymous tip understandably surprised the victim’s family. “An inmate from the detention center called me,” said Veronica Wheeler, Moss’ mother.Wheeler said she was stunned to hear from an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center that her son, Moss, had been seriously injured and taken to the hospital. “I got a phone call from inside. I don’t know who it was. They said, ‘You don’t know me, I don’t know you, but your son needs help,'” Wheeler said. The anonymous caller also told her: “He was banked by four guys.” Wheeler said for several days, she came to the detention center, seeking answers. “Yes, I’m grateful, but it’s sad somebody from jail – inside the jail – an inmate had to call and tell me, “she said.Wheeler said she wondered why no one from the detention center staff contacted her or Moss’ grandmother, Doris Sullivan.” I’m not too happy about it, “Sullivan said.Wheeler said officials won’t tell her anything about her son.The 11 News I-Team contacted the Baltimore County Department of Corrections and the county executive’s office.In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Executive’s Office said: “Inmate Tyrone Moss is Currently in Shock Trauma in stable, non-life-threatening condition. An internal investigation is ongoing by the DOC’s Gang Intelligence Sergeant. ” Also, “Families are not notified of an inmate’s injuries unless they are life-threatening or are severe enough to require long-term medical care. Inmates are adults and their personal medical information is protected under the law.” Moss has been at the detention center since March 2021, awaiting trial for a February 2021 incident in Parkville. He’s facing serious charges, including attempted murder, assault and gun violations. “Yes, I realize that. I know all about that, but still he’s my child and he’s been hurt,” Wheeler said. His trial is scheduled for October. Meanwhile, Baltimore County police are also investigating the assault. “I’m just so sad about it. Just pray,” Sullivan said. The county said it will share results of the department of corrections investigation when it is complete.

The assault of an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center is under investigation.

The man, Tyrone Moss, 29, is in the hospital after he was seriously hurt. His family said they found out about it in an unconventional way.

The attack and beating happened this past Saturday at the detention center. Learning about it from an anonymous tip understandably surprised the victim’s family.

“An inmate from the detention center called me,” said Veronica Wheeler, Moss’ mother.

Wheeler said she was stunned to hear from an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center that her son, Moss, had been seriously injured and taken to the hospital.

“I got a phone call from inside. I don’t know who it was. They said, ‘You don’t know me, I don’t know you, but your son needs help,'” Wheeler said.

The anonymous caller also told her: “He was banked by four guys.”

Wheeler said for several days, she came to the detention center, seeking answers.

“Yes, I’m grateful, but it’s sad somebody from jail – inside the jail – an inmate had to call and tell me,” she said.

Wheeler said she wondered why no one from the detention center staff contacted her or Moss’ grandmother, Doris Sullivan.

“I’m not too happy about it,” Sullivan said.

Wheeler said officials won’t tell her anything about her son.

The 11 News I-Team contacted the Baltimore County Department of Corrections and the county executive’s office.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Executive’s Office said: “Inmate Tyrone Moss is currently in Shock Trauma in stable, non-life-threatening condition. An internal investigation is ongoing by the DOC’s Gang Intelligence Sergeant.” Also, “Families are not notified of an inmate’s injuries unless they are life-threatening or are severe enough to require long-term medical care. Inmates are adults and their personal medical information is protected under the law.”

Moss has been at the detention center since March 2021, awaiting trial for a February 2021 incident in Parkville. He’s facing serious charges, including attempted murder, assault and gun violations.

“Yes, I realize that. I know all about that, but still he’s my child and he’s been hurt,” Wheeler said.

His trial is scheduled for October. Meanwhile, Baltimore County police are also investigating the assault.

“I’m just so sad about it. Just pray,” Sullivan said.

The county said it will share results of the department of corrections investigation when it is complete.

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