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Sunday, January 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Jail inmate held on trespassing charges accused of assaulting another inmate

A man inside the Spokane County Jail on several trespassing charges is now facing a charge of first-degree assault for allegedly hitting another inmate repeatedly with a broom handle.

Andomo C. Nelson, 52, has been in jail since April 8. An inmate told investigators that Nelson approached him inside the jail Wednesday afternoon, said “bad words” and began hitting him with a solid wood broom handle, according to court documents.

Video surveillance footage shows Nelson approaching the seated victim and then hitting him with the wooden handle, court documents say. Video shows that the victim put up his hands to protect his head and also tried to deflect the handle with a chair.

The victim suffered two broken wrists and every finger on his left hand was broken. Nelson allegedly told jail staff that he wanted to “beat him to death,” according to court records.

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