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Prisoner allegedly vandalizes, tries to eat sprinkler head

• Aug 18, 2017 at 9:34 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A prisoner in the Carter County Jail is facing an additional charge after allegedly vandalizing the sprinkler head in his cell.

Jason Lane, 41, 110 Carter Drive, Erwin, was charged with vandalism. Corrections Officer Jessie Hodges was alerted to the incident when the fire alarm went off.

After vandalizing the sprinkler head, corrections officers said Lane "tried to eat a piece of metal from the sprinkler head.” Hodges said Lane "was placed in the restraint chair."

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