Prison handball fight leads to broken eye socket, felony charge

Prison handball fight leads to broken eye socket, felony charge

Derek Wear, left, and Frankie Gould

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by Katie Terhune

NWCN.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:04 AM

BOISE - An attack on a prison handball court could extend a Blackfoot man's stint in the Idaho Correctional Center.

Investigators say Frankie Gould, 25, was playing handball with another inmate in March when the two got into an argument. Gould admitted slapping the man on the back of the head, which sparked a fistfight.

The other inmate suffered a broken bone in his face during the fight. The injured man was taken to Saint Luke's Medical Center in Boise for surgery to repair a broken eye socket. Gould was charged with felony aggravated battery.

Another man from the same prison was also charged with aggravated battery in a separate incident. Investigators say Andrew Derek Wear, 25, punched another man in the head in November. The inmate who was struck needed stitches, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

A warrant was issued for both men last month, and they were transported to the Ada County Jail to face the charges Thursday.

A preliminary hearing is set for both Gould and Wear June 19.

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