Prisoner suspected of striking inmate
A man incarcerated at the Carbon County Correctional Facility assaulted another inmate who was exercising early in the morning July 12, court papers say.
Malcolm S. Harris, 31, faces charges of assault by prisoner, simple assault, strangulation and harassment by Nesquehoning police. He was taken to jail after failing to post $100,000 bail set Aug. 3 by Magisterial District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, Lansford.
Arrest papers state the victim told police he was doing push-ups between bunks in his unit around 2:30 a.m. when Harris got in his face, asked him if he knew what time it was and took the victim’s legs out from under him. The victim fell to the floor, sustaining a wrist injury, and then Harris punched him in the head, police wrote.
According to court papers, Harris attempted a second punch, the victim moved his head and hit it off a bunk. Harris then placed him in a chokehold and squeezed his neck, court papers state.
Harris refused to speak to police.