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Fayette prisoner attacks another inmate in county prison |

Fayette prisoner attacks another inmate in county prison

| Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:00 a.m

Officials in Fayette County are investigating an alleged attack on an inmate at the jail on Wednesday.

Warden Brian Miller said Robert Allan Karwatske II, 28, of 107 Hayden Lane, Hopwood was taken to Uniontown Hospital with a suspected broken jaw after the attack involving another inmate. Miller said the fight occurred 3:30 p.m. on one of the housing units.

Karwatske was in the jail on a bench warrant. Miller said he was released from custody after he was transported by ambulance to Uniontown Hospital.

His father, the Rev. Robert Karwatske of Uniontown, said his son’s jaw was broken in five places and he will undergo reconstructive surgery today at UPMC Mercy hospital.

Miller said he is reviewing a videotape of the incident.

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