Inmate Sentenced For Assault Over Ramen Noodles In Jail

Jesse Jones of Kenmare was sentenced to time already served of 126 days

MINOT, N.D. — A Ward County Jail inmate accused of breaking another inmate’s jaw in two places during a fight over Ramen Noodles has been sentenced.

33-year-old Jesse Jones of Kenmare was sentenced to time already served of 126 days and ordered to pay more than $2,000 for expenses.

Jones pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault.

Court documents show that the incident happened after 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.

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