- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania jail says an inmate caused nearly $200 worth of damage by throwing a food tray at his cell door and fracturing a high-strength window pane.

Jarred Walburn was charged Wednesday with institutional vandalism in connection with the July 16 incident at a state prison in Coal Township.

A Northumberland County detective says the 28-year-old Walburn threw the tray while arguing with a correctional officer.

Northumberland County inmates have been held at the state prison since the county jail burned down in January.

Walburn has an extensive arrest history and convictions for simple assault and using drug paraphernalia.

His most recent jail stint stemmed from charges of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. Sentencing is scheduled for September.

Walburn’s lawyer in that case says he doesn’t represent him in the tray-tossing matter.


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