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Duncan man faces charges of assaulting fellow inmate

A 22-year-old Duncan man serving prison time faced charges on Monday of assaulting a fellow inmate in the Stephens County jail in September 2017. 

Christopher Ray Sanders made his initial appearance in Stephens County District Court, where he was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, court records indicate. He faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

Sanders was transported back to Stephens County from Lexington, where is serving a 10-year sentence for endeavoring to perform an act of violence, according to the district attorney's office. He was convicted in August 2017.

The latest charge was filed in October 2017, and was in tandem with another man charged for his role in the alleged assault. 

Mayson Kale Phipps, 21, of Marlow, made his initial appearance in February in Stephens County court where he faced felony charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon by an inmate, court records indicate. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Anderson and Phipps are accused of the Sept. 20, 2017, assault of another inmate. The investigation began after an inmate was injured  his face and torso were covered in blood  and he was taken to Duncan Regional Hospital for treatment. He suffered severe lacerations above the left eye, on the upper left lip, his right forehead had cuts and a large bump, and he suffered a concussion, according to the affidavit filed in court. He received 15 stitches to his face.

The inmate told investigators he had been in his cell sleeping while his cellmate was taking a shower. He awoke when the Central Control PA speaker told him to shut his door, and he looked up to see Anderson and Phipps at his door, the affidavit states. The inmate said he has had ongoing trouble with the two men.

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