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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012, 3:21 P.M.

Geiger fight leads to stitches, charges

An inmate assaulted another inmate at Geiger Corrections Center Friday evening, officials said today.

Anthony Neil Carson, 33, was moved to the Spokane County Jail to face a second-degree assault charge after entering the victim's room and punching him in the face and body repeatedly, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

The victim, whose name has not been released, received stitches and treatment for a facial fracture at a local hospital.

Carson "apparently felt the victim inmate was spreading rumors and talking bad about him," according to a news release by sheriff's spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory.

Carson was serving a 180-day sentence for a District Court bench warrant, according to jail records. He was convicted last year of possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated and third-degree theft.

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