(Gillette, Wyo.) According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a disturbance at the Campbell County Detention Center (CCDC) at approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
Inmate Kenyon Muirhead, age 23, allegedly assaulted fellow inmate Joseph Martinez, age 36, following humorous remarks made by Martinez about Muirhead’s poor taste in loud music, that had been made earlier that morning.
Video surveillance shows Martinez returned to his cell where he told deputies he was reading a book to avoid further confrontation. Muirhead was seen approaching Martinez’s cell, entering it and striking Martinez’s face repeatedly with closed fists. Muirhead threw a few more punches at Martinez after deputies had arrived on the scene.
Video footage revealed an accomplice to the attack, inmate Michael Miller, also 36, who was seen obstructing detention officers and other inmates from observing or interfering with the assault as it occurred. Martinez was transported to Campbell County Health where he was treated for a broken left jaw joint and discharged.
In a statement made to deputies, Martinez said he, “had a feeling that those two were plotting something against him.”
Martinez is in jail on a probation violation for drugs, Miller on a burglary charge and Muirhead on probation revocation for drug use, interference, domestic battery and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Muirhead is now being charged with felony aggravated assault and Miller is being charged with accessory to aggravated assault.