Murder suspect charged after allegedly throwing urine on guard

Shelby Lentz (Source: NHC Jail)
Shelby Lentz (Source: NHC Jail)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A murder suspect in jail is now facing an additional charge after allegedly throwing urine onto a guard.

According to Sgt. Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, officers were putting an orange top on 19-year-old Shelby Lentz as part of a status change to the disciplinary unit when he threw urine on one of the guards.

Lentz is now charged with felony malicious conduct by a prisoner on top of charges stemming from an incident earlier this year.

In January, Lentz was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Martin Yakimovich. In a jailhouse interview, Lentz said a fight happened the night of the incident due to a "love triangle" between Lentz, Yakimovich and a woman.

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