Mississippi Co. inmate facing more charges for allegedly making 'shank' | Crime
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore said a county inmate is facing additional charges after in investigation.
Dionte Maurice Anderson, 20, of Charleston, Mo. is charged with possession of a weapon/dangerous item in a county jail. His bond was set at $50,000.
The investigation began when a corrections officer noticed a drinking cup had not been returned by an inmate in C-pod of the detention center. When officers entered the pod, they noticed Anderson was holding a sharp piece of plastic in his hand. They then notified the jail administrator who responded to the pod to help in getting the pieces of broken cup.
As the jail administrator entered the pod, he saw Anderson put something beneath the sink inside his cell. At that point, officers conducted a thorough search of Anderson's cell.
During the search, they say they found an improvised weapon made from a fragment of a broken drinking glass concealed beneath the sink. They say the fragment had a makeshift handle fashioned from toilet paper, and had a very sharp point on the end opposite the handle.
As a deputy seized the item, Anderson allegedly acknowledged breaking the cup to make the "shank."
"The corrections officers did a remarkable job of noticing, and then safely retrieving, the missing," said Sheriff Keith Moore. "Cory has done a great job of training and working with them to keep our facility safe."
Anderson was recently sentenced to three years in prison for causing damage to jail property and had been jailed on that case at the time of this offense.Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.