A 20-year-old incarcerated man is suspected of assaulting and injuring a fellow inmate.

Maxwell Allen Roberts of Helena is charged with aggravated assault, a felony.

Authorities allege that Roberts was observed on video at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center approaching and repeatedly punching another inmate, court documents say. Roberts reportedly told authorities that the incident was in response to the alleged victim being a “snitch.”

The alleged victim was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital, where he was found to have a fractured orbital socket, court documents say.

Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin

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