According to Lt. Jon Garlick of the Sheriff’s Office, the 35-year-old victim got into an argument with his former cellmate as they were standing in line in the cafeteria. During the argument another prisoner attacked the victim from the side and attempted to stab him with an improvised knife he had fashioned out of a spork, Garlick said. According to the lieutenant, prisoners are given heavy plastic sporks to use during meals, and sometimes make weapons out of them.
The lieutenant said the victim suffered from scratches to his right hand, upper left arm, and torso, but required no medical attention.
Garlick said the report did not mention how the suspect knew the victim or his former cellmate but that the suspect may have used the argument as an excuse to attack the victim.
Garlick said the victim intends to press charges against the suspect, who could face charges of second-degree assault, a felony, according to a police report.
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