BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A Bladen County Jail inmate has been charged with assault after authorities say he attacked another inmate, according to a spokesperson for the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
Shawn Lindbergh Melvin, 39, of Elizabethtown is accused of assaulting Eric Christopher Bennett, 27, also of Elizabethtown.
Melvin was arrested Wednesday afternoon for a child support order for arrest, failing to appear in court and driving while his driver's license was revoked. Melvin's bond was set at a total of $4,000, and when he was placed into the same cell as Bennett, he reportedly attacked Bennett, slamming his head to the floor and giving him a laceration in the back of his head.
Bennett, who has been in jail since Feb. on an attempted murder charge, was taken to Bladen County Hospital for medical attention.
The jailer at the scene said he wasn't aware of any history between the men.
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