Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Two Inmates Charged in Attack Inside St. Louis City Jail after Argument over TV

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Two Inmates Charged in Attack Inside St. Louis City Jail after Argument over TV

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ST. LOUIS * An inmate at the St. Louis city jail attacked and tried to sexually assault another prisoner after they argued over the television in their pod, and another inmate joined in the attack, court documents say.

Chaviez A. Bell, 25, and Darwin D. Stevenson, 26, were charged Dec. 22 in the attack at the St. Louis Justice Center, 200 South Tucker Boulevard.

Charges say that about 8 p.m. Dec. 18, Stevenson followed a man to his cell after arguing over the television. Stevenson demanded oral sex and then started striking the victim. The man, identified in court documents as D.M., fought back by biting the inside of Stevenson's thigh.

Court documents say Bell then joined in the attack on D.M., who was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw.

Bell and Stevenson then attacked another inmate, Christopher Shead, 31, when Shead tried to intervene, charges say. …

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