An altercation that escalated into a physical confrontation between two Mason County Detention Center inmates Tuesday resulted in injuries to one inmate, said Chief Deputy Scott Poe.
Poe said the confrontation occurred around 11:10 p.m., between 26-year-old Brandon Vice of Flemingsburg, and Jeremiah Blevins, 22, of Rowan County.
Shift Sgt. John Kelly conducted the investigation into the incident and reported that Vice and Blevins exchanged words before Blevins allegedly struck Vice in the head and face with a jail-issued plastic cup, causing minor cuts and bruises.
"As a precaution by the detention center staff, Maysville-Mason County EMS was summoned to the facility and Vice was transported to Meadowview Regional Medical Center for treatment, under supervision of a MCDC deputy," Poe said.
A Fleming County jail staff member also responded to the hospital to provide security for Vice, which is normal, Poe said.
Following treatment for injuries, Vice was returned to the detention center.
Neither Blevins or Vice indicated any reservations about being in contact with each other when questioned by deputies during their respective intake interviews, Poe said. If they had, jail staff would have entered a warning flag on their booking records.
Poe said there were 11 inmates in an area of the jail that can accommodate 17 inmates when the confrontation occurred.
Poe said Kelly notified Maysville Police Department of the alleged assault and subsequent investigation.
"Typically, this type of incident is subject to criminal charges being filed against the accused by either the investigating police office, Sgt. Muse, or the victim, Brandon Vice," Poe said. "MCDC administration is presently unaware of any charges being filed."
Vice was incarcerated on traffic charges including speeding, fleeing and evading police, DUI third offense and driving on a suspended/revoked drivers license, Poe said. He was being held on a $2,500 cash bond.
Blevins was being held on a bench warrant from Fleming County for theft by unlawful taking. Poe said Blevins was being held under the specification of the court as a no-bond detainee.
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