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NEW CHARGE: Jail Inmate Assault

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An Ames man is facing charges for assaulting another inmate in the Story County Jail.

Authorities say William Thomsen was arrested Friday night for serious assault.

The Story Count Sheriff’s Office say the incident happened on January 28th inside the jail’s K Unit. According to court documents Thomsen hit the victim with his uniform pants. Then an argument escalated and Thomsen allegedly began hitting the victim several times causing swelling and bruising.

Authorities say the victim was trying to defend himself.

Thomsen is slated to be in court on the charge February 11th.