Snohomish jail inmate accused of sixth assault



EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Snohomish County Jail inmate accused of stabbing his court-appointed lawyers with pencils was booked Monday on a new assault allegation.

Corrections officials say Joshua D. Monson kneed a guard in the face Sunday during a routine search of his cell and body. He was in handcuffs and leg irons at the time.

The Daily Herald reports ( it’s Monson’s sixth assault case — three lawyers and three guards.

Monson also was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in prison for his conviction last month on a charge of possessing methamphetamine. He’s awaiting trial on a murder charge in the shooting death last January of a man in Everett.


Information from: The Daily Herald,