Inmate Assaults Fellow Inmate Over Stolen Ramen Noodles

Victim's Jaw Suffered Two Fractures During Fight

MINOT, N.D. — A Ward County Jail inmate in Minot is charged with breaking another inmate’s jaw in two places during a fight over Ramen noodles.

32-year-old Jesse Jones of Kenmare is charged with aggravated assault.

Court documents reveal that 26-year-old inmate David Pieper Jr. accused Jones of stealing seven Ramen noodle packages and a bowl from Pieper’s cell.

Authorities say security cameras showed Jones punching Pieper.

Pieper was unable to talk about the fight but gave a written account to investigators.

Jones faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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