SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - State police say a Vermont inmate facing charges of sending threatening letters to Gov. Peter Shumlin has been accused of attacking and seriously injuring another inmate in a fight.
Police said 21-year-old Dakota Gardner allegedly attacked 19-year-old Ryan John on Monday inside the prison in Springfield. Correctional officers and medical staff administered life-saving measures to John, who was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Gardner was being held on an aggravated assault charge. He recently was cited to appear in court on three counts of disorderly conduct after police were notified of a threatening letter that had been sent to Shumlin's office from prison.
John was being held on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct.
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