Inmate Indicted For Throwing Hot Water

An inmate at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro suffered burns when another inmate threw hot water on his face.

The incident happened during breakfast on July 11th.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Joshua Neely asked to heat a cup of water in a microwave. After several minutes, Nealy returned and threw the hot water at another inmate causing 2nd degree burns to his face, neck, and chest.

Nealy was restrained without incident.

The injured inmate was treated at a hospital.

A grand jury indicted Nealy for assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

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