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RCI inmate gets additional time on assault charge

May 20, 2010

An inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution was sentenced to three more years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to second-degree assault on another inmate, according to Washington County District Court records.

Vincent Darryl Reed, 25, was charged in connection with a Nov. 14, 2009, incident at the prison, court records show.

In exchange for the plea, charges of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon while in confinement and use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure against Reed were dismissed, according to court records.

An officer saw Reed chasing inmate Javonte Washington as the men were returning from the dining hall, the application for statement of charges said.

The officer saw Reed pull out an object and make stabbing motions at Washington, according to the application. The officer ordered the men to the ground, but Reed continued stabbing at Washington and had to be pepper-sprayed, the application said.

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Once Reed was subdued, the officer found a homemade knife, according to the application. Washington was treated in the prison's medical department for puncture wounds to his back, right arm and right shoulder, the application said.

Reed was convicted in 2008 of possessing a weapon while in confinement and was sentenced to a year in prison, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.

-- Don Aines

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