Fayette corrections officer robbed outside his home

A Fayette County Detention Center employee was robbed and attacked outside his home early Tuesday, Lexington police said.

Corrections officer James Holloway, 27, saw two men from the window of his home on Chippen Dale Circle, off Patchen Drive, trying to break into his vehicle about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Holloway went outside, showed the men his jail credentials and confronted them, Roberts said. The men attacked Holloway with a small knife and took prescription pills from his vehicle.

Holloway was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening, including an injured shoulder and some minor lacerations, Roberts said.

Holloway told police that both men were Hispanic, short and stocky — about 5-foot-7 and about 200 pounds.

Sgt. Jennifer Taylor, spokeswoman for the jail, said corrections officers do have power to arrest but those powers are not exercised.