TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Somerset inmate charged with throwing feces at guard

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, April 19, 2012
 

A Somerset prison inmate accused of throwing his feces at a corrections officer has been charged with aggravated harassment, state police at Somerset said.

The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when the guard was collecting used dishes from a restricted housing unit at the State Correctional Institution-Somerset.

Inmates in this unit typically slide their dishes through a hole in their cells, police said.

But instead, Elizah Christopher McDonald, 21, threw a cup of his feces at the officer, then tossed his food tray through the slot, police said. Trooper Todd Sherle said the officer, who was not injured, "walked away, reported it to his supervisor, changed his clothes and showered about three times."

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Perryopolis man killed in 1-car crash
  2. Lopsided loss to Eagles shows Steelers have issues aplenty
  3. Unusually cold winter, spring reduces population of Western Pa. stink bugs
  4. Hero Franklin Regional security guard out of work
  5. Steelers notebook: Keisel always hoped to return
  6. Stocks snap 4-day rally on Yellen speech, Russia-Ukraine developments
  7. Woman in stable condition after Hill District shooting that killed daughter
  8. Harrison’s 5 RBIs help Pirates pound Brewers
  9. Rossi: Time with Penguins taught Bylsma importance of stability
  10. Labor board’s subpoenas in UPMC case are not relevant, federal judge says
  11. Records: Steelers RB Bell admitted smoking pot before traffic stop but denied being high
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.