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Pasco deputies say inmate turned spork into shiv

LAND O'LAKES

Spork lands jail inmate in hot water

An inmate at the Land O'Lakes jail faces new charges after deputies say he fashioned a shiv from an orange, jail-issued spork.

Troy Lee Jackson, 26, tried to hide the weapon — 4 inches long, wrapped with a blue cloth on one end and sharpened to a point — behind a plastic sign on a wall inside his housing unit, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states.

When deputies confronted Jackson about the weapon, he refused to answer any questions, the report states, saying only, "I'll take this ... to trial."

Jackson, of 27128 Dayflower Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, has a string of arrests in Pasco County dating back to 2006. His most recent arrest on Dec. 8 was on multiple charges of failure to appear in court on charges of fleeing and driving without a license.

He was charged Friday with introduction of contraband, raising his bail to $28,052. He remained in jail Tuesday afternoon.

Pasco deputies say inmate turned spork into shiv 01/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:50pm]
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