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Sault inmate charged with punching fellow prisoner

29-year-old charged with assault after police called to Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre last night
City police cruiser parked outside Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre in this file photo. James Hopkin/SooToday

A prisoner at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre is facing fresh charges after allegedly punching a fellow inmate.

At around 8 p.m. yesterday, someone phoned 911 to report an assault at the facility.

“Investigation revealed the accused, who is being held in custody there on an unrelated matter, assaulted a fellow inmate by punching them,” says a news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

Shantelle Webster, 29, is charged with assault and failure to comply with a probation order. 

The accused remains in custody.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and Webster is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.