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Violence breaks out at Charlottesville jail, hospitalizing one inmate

A violent altercation at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Dec. 8 hospitalized one inmate and has resulted in charges being pressed against two other inmates.

Tajuan R. Allen, a 25-year-old inmate hailing from Esmont, has been charged with felony aggravated malicious wounding.

Zayon J. Payne, an 18-year-old inmate from Charlottesville, has been charged with serving as accessory to assault.

Their reported victim, a 36-year-old inmate from Charlottesville, was transported to University of Virginia Medical Center for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to an Albemarle County Police Department statement issued Wednesday.


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