LAND O'LAKES — An inmate at the Pasco County jail is accused of tossing a fellow inmate a weapon rolled up in a prayer rug.
Joshua Patrick Moore, 19, threw the rug to another cell, where Ray Sartell picked it up, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said. The rug contained a three-inch piece of wood tied to a plastic "spork," which formed a stabbing weapon resembling a dagger, the report said. Moore, who was charged with introducing possible contraband into a detention facility, told deputies "I only made it to get out of here; all this isn't necessary," the report said.
Sartell was not charged in the incident.
Moore was one of four men arrested in December after police say they lured a 55-year-old man into a wooded area, attacked and robbed him. A New Port Richey police report said the men stole the victim's wallet with $400 cash inside. Witnesses told police that the men later bragged about the attack at a nearby convenience store and split the cash.
He remained Wednesday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.