Indiana prisoner dies after being stabbed by inmate

PENDLETON, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A man set to be released from prison in 2042 has died after being stabbed by another inmate in an Indiana jail.

Pendleton Correctional Facility Warden, Dushan Zatecky, said offender Ezekiel Jones died at St. Vincent’s Hospital Wednesday, July 11. Zatecky said Jones died of an apparent stab wound sustained when he was attacked by another offender.

Jones was serving two counts of robbery and one count of murder from an incident in 2006, with a projected release date of July 23, 2042. According to court documents, Jones fatally shot Antwan Latham in Fort Wayne after losing roughly $400 in a game of dice.

Facility staff say on July 11 around 9:57 a.m., they were investigating a loud noise heard in the facility’s H-Cellhouse. They then found Jones laying on his back with an injury to his neck.

Staff radioed for assistance and Jones was immediately transported to the facility’s Health Care Center for emergency treatment. He was then transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Anderson before being transferred to St. Vincent’s in Indianapolis.

Jones was unable to be saved and was pronounced deceased at 2:08 p.m.

“The suspect in the attack and potential witnesses to the incident are being questioned by the facility’s Investigations and Intelligence staff along with investigators from the Indiana State Police. The facility has been placed on lockdown status with visitation suspended until further notice,” stated Warden Zatecky.



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