Boulder County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a Monday morning assault at the Boulder County Jail that involved two inmates who shared a cell.
One of the inmates, 26-year-old Stephen Christopher Wolf, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Wolf also is a suspect in the July 2019 death of 57-year-old contractor Jeffrey Michael Lynch in Fourmile Canyon.
Detectives responded to the jail at approximately 5:30 a.m. on reports that Wolf started a fight with his cellmate during which witnesses and the victim said Wolf choked his cellmate and slammed his head into the floor. The victim and the witnesses said the fight was not provoked.
A deputy at the jail stopped the fight, and the victim was taken to a hospital because of the serious injuries he sustained.
Wolf was in custody at the jail awaiting trial in Lynch’s death. In that case, Wolf is charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, felony murder, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, tampering with a deceased human body, vehicular eluding and tampering with physical evidence.
A hearing has not been set in the new case, according to online court records.