PRIMGHAR—A 33-year-old Sheldon man already in jail on numerous charges faces another after damaging his cell Saturday, Aug. 14.
Brandon Lee Nelson, an inmate at the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar, broke off a fire sprinkler head in his cell at about 12:35 a.m., according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
The damage to the sprinkler resulted in the release of a large amount of water and jail officers found Nelson covered in black soot from the initial release of water from the sprinkler head, according to the incident report.
Nelson admitted to breaking off the sprinkler head.
He was further charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Nelson was in jail after allegedly stealing a car and damaging residential property in Sheldon on Aug. 10.