The inmate who was reportedly assaulted at the Boulder County Jail suffered “significant head and facial trauma” and broken ribs, according to an affidavit released Tuesday.
Stephen Wolf, 26, is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault after deputies say he attacked his cellmate at the Boulder County Jail early Monday morning.
According to an arrest affidavit, both Wolf and his cellmate were trustees at the jail, meaning they had exhibited good behavior and were entrusted with additional duties at the jail.
At 5:30 a.m. Monday, the cellmate said he was handing Wolf his breakfast when Wolf wrapped his legs around him from the top bunk, jumped down on top of him and began to punch him and slam his head into the floor.
Another inmate alerted a deputy, and the deputy came in to break up the fight. According to the affidavit, the deputy said Wolf was on top of his cellmate and slamming the man’s head into the floor.
The cellmate was able to walk out of the cell under his own power, but suffered injuries to his head and face as well as three fractured ribs, according to the affidavit.
The inmate said he did not know what prompted the attack, but said Wolf stated, “I’m going to kill you.”
Wolf told investigators the cellmate had previously threatened him, but the cellmate told detectives he made no such threats.
Wolf is set for a first appearance and bond setting on Wednesday. However, Wolf is already being held at the jail without bond on a Fourmile Canyon murder case for which he is awaiting trial.