Advertisement

Inmate was attacked with homemade knife

July 22, 2009

A 49-year-old inmate who was stabbed in the right shoulder Tuesday night at Roxbury Correctional Institution was attacked with a homemade knife, a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman said Wednesday.

A 30-year-old inmate serving a 12-year sentence for robbery with a deadly weapon has been identified as a suspect in the stabbing, which was reported about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, DPSCS spokesman Mark Vernarelli said.

The suspect has been issued an administrative sanction that could result in various types of punishment, Vernarelli said.

An internal investigative unit, which is part of the DPSCS will determine whether criminal charges can be filed, Vernarelli said.

The stab wound to the 49-year-old inmate, who was serving a life sentence, was not life-threatening, Vernarelli said.

It was not clear what led to the stabbing at the prison on Roxbury Road south of Hagerstown, Vernarelli said.

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|