A 34-year-old Duncan man has been charged with a felony count relating to a July assault of another inmate in the Stephens County Jail.
A probable cause affidavit was filed Tuesday charging Jason Paul Speer with being an accessory after the fact after former conviction of two or more felonies, according to court records. Speer was previously convicted in January 2006 for felony counts of falsely impersonating another to create liability and assault with a deadly weapon. He was in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic assault and was slated to be released from jail custody on July 19, court records indicate.
According to the charge, Speer is accused of helping conceal a July 17 assault on Christopher White in the jail. Mitchell Lee Phillips, 21, of Duncan, was charged last week with a felony count of of aggravated assault and battery, according to court records.
White suffered a hairline fracture on the right side and a fracture on the left side of his jaw. During questioning, Speer said he was playing chess with White when Mitchell slugged the man, records show.