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Inmate at Boulder County Jail accused of assaulting inmate, charged with attempted murder

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 12:58:48-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — An inmate at the Boulder County Jail is facing an attempted second-degree murder charge after allegedly injuring his cellmate.

Detectives with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Boulder County Jail on Monday regarding a report of an assault of one inmate on another.

According to the injured inmate and multiple witnesses, the altercation began around 5:30 a.m. on Monday. One inmate, identified as Stephen Christopher Wolf, 26, allegedly assaulted his cellmate in an “unprovoked altercation,” according to the sheriff’s office. Wolf allegedly choked the other inmate slammed the inmate’s head on the floor.

A deputy at the jail was alerted, stopped the assault and called for paramedics.

The injured inmate was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

Wolf was charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. He remains at the Boulder County Jail.

This remains an ongoing investigation.