MOUNT VERNON — David R. Scott Jr., 38, Mount Vernon, being held in the Knox County Jail on charges stemming from the death of Kendrick Breece, 4, was allegedly assaulted in the jail on Oct. 22.
A report requested from the sheriff’s office indicated that Scott was “assaulted by another inmate.”
Capt. David Shaffer said Scott had been struck in the face and had refused medical treatment.
Charged with assault was Donald Cummings, 50, of Columbus. A federal inmate, he is scheduled to appear in Mount Vernon Municipal Court for a pre-trial hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday. A trial date is tentatively set for Dec. 12.