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Inmate cited for assault while in jail

December 2, 2018

An inmate was cited for assault after allegedly punching a fellow inmate in the face last week.

Corrections officers at the Gage County detention center reported an assault on an inmate by another inmate.

A Gage County Sheriff’s Office investigator was assigned to the case and determined that Simon J. Hauck, 22, assaulted another inmate while both were incarcerated in the jail on Friday at approximately 10:26 am.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the investigator reviewed jail video and interviewed the victim, another inmate who was a witness, and the suspect.

The investigator issued a criminal citation for second-degree assault on a confined person to Hauck and referred the case to the Gage County Attorney’s Office.

The other inmate did not require medical attention and the assault consisted of one punch to his face by the suspect. Corrections officers responded to the cell and separated the inmates for the investigation.

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