Inmate assaulted by another inmate in detention center

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SALISBURY — A Rowan County inmate was charged with assaulting another inmate after an altercation about a television in a common area of the jail.

The injured inmate required medical attention, officials said.

Carl Michael Lipscomb, 44, was charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury after he shoved Brent Joseph Marsh, 38, to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the concrete floor, officials said. The injury required staples in the back of Marsh’s head.

After Marsh was seen by medical personnel, he was taken to the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office, where he was granted a request for a private warrant against Lipscomb for assault.

Lipscomb was originally jailed for being a habitual felon and driving while license revoked. He remains in the jail under a $150,545 secured bond. He is expected in court Wednesday.

Marsh, who has been in jail since his May 3 arrest for being a fugitive from justice, also remains in the jail under a $37,000 secured bond.

— Shavonne Walker

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