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Three Charged in Separate Attacks at Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Two men incarcerated at the Northern Regional Jail were charged in unrelated attacks on other inmates earlier in the year.

On Jan. 20, a jail investigator reported to police that an inmate had been attacked, sustaining injuries that needed to be treated outside of the facility, including having several teeth knocked out. Police say they recovered a plastic broomstick and an edged weapon from the cell after the altercation.

The alleged victim said he was in bed asleep when he was struck in the face with something which dislodged his teeth. He said he then remembered being outside his cell, being punched in the head by Mark Tucker, 30, of McMechen, before he was able to get away and get medical assistance.

Tucker remains lodged at NRJ, this time with an additional $10,000 bond. He was charged with felony malicious assault.

In an unrelated incident the following day, Preston Wedekamm, 23, allegedly came up on a man using a phone and struck him in the back of the head. A second assailant, Steven Tubby, 40, was allegedly seen walking up and kneeing the targeted man in the face.

Tubby and Wedekamm were both charged with conspiracy and malicious assault and remain lodged at NRJ.

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