Ward County inmate's jaw broken in fight over ramen noodles

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A Ward County Jail inmate is charged with breaking another inmate's jaw in two places during a fight over ramen noodles.

The Minot Daily News reports that 32-year-old Jesse Levi Jones, of Kenmare, is charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony.

Court documents show that the incident happened after 26-year-old inmate David Pieper Jr. accused Jones of stealing seven ramen noodle packages and a bowl from Pieper's cell. Pieper was unable to talk about the fight but gave a written account to investigators.

Authorities say security cameras showed Jones punching Pieper.

Jones faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. His attorney did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.

Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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