MADRAS, OR -- An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail faces additional criminal charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate, Saturday evening. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, inmates were cleaning their dorm area when 28-year old Nicholas Rodin got into an argument with another inmate. Captain Tim Edwards says Rodin assaulted the man with a mop bucket: "The inmates are responsible for cleaning their own cells and so we provide them with cleaning supplies at the same time everyday to do that. They're supposed to assist each other in the cleaning of the cell block. So, he had permission to have the bucket, but not to hit people with it." Capt. Edwards said the victim sustained cuts to his head and was treated with stitches by jail medical staff.
Rodin was in jail on drug related charges. He now faces four new charges, including assault in the 2nd degree and unlawful use of a weapon.