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Inmate Facing Additional Charges After Alleged Assault

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 08:34:29-05

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYM)– An inmate received numerous injuries Sunday after being assaulted by another inmate.

It happened just before midnight at the Wayne County Detention Center.

Jail officials contacted Kentucky State Police about the assault between Michael David Kimes, of Albany, and Dylan Mason, of Monticello.

The assault was caught on video and allegedly shows Kimes lying on a bench in the cell and Mason standing over him on top of a table taunting him.

WKYM describes what happened next from an arrest citation they obtained.

Mason went into the bathroom and Kimes stood up. The two exchanged words, but according to the citation, Kimes appeared to be attempting to avoid the confrontation.

Mason came out of the bathroom with a broom mop handle and allegedly assaulted him. Kimes attempted to defend himself, but Mason threw him to the floor. The mop handle broke into several pieces after Kimes was struck numerous times and Mason continued to strike the victim.

Kimes received numerous injuries and was transported to the Wayne County Hospital by jail staff to receive treatment.

Mason was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Monday and a second-degree assault case has been opened.

18-year-old Mason is currently serving time at the Wayne County Detention Center in connection with the shooting death of Matthew Young in August of 2017.