- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Sheriff Terry Rowan said two men jailed on murder charges in Umatilla County have attacked another inmate.

The victim, 34-year-old Justin Bedard, was described as “pretty beat up” but able to be returned to the jail after hospital treatment.

The East Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1wFvSHL ) reports there’s no word yet on what caused the attack.

The suspects are 21-year-old Matthew Raymond Hermann and 29-year-old Daniel Lee Smith.

Hermann faces aggravated murder and other charges in the 2013 home invasion and killing of 80-year-old Joyce Key.

Smith has pleaded not guilty to beating a woman to death last month in Echo.

The jail commander, Lt. Stewart Harp, says they jumped Bedard Thursday afternoon.

Harp says Bedard is in protective custody, and Hermann and Smith are “locked down” in disciplinary segregation.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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