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2 inmates involved in stabbing at Mobile County Metro Jail identified

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According to officials, 40-year-old Joshua Sherman Brown was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during a stabbing incident at the Mobile County Metro Jail Thursday, January 11.  Photo: MCSO According to officials, 40-year-old Joshua Sherman Brown was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during a stabbing incident at the Mobile County Metro Jail Thursday, January 11. Photo: MCSO
According to officials, 23-year-old Joshua Dickinson was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during a stabbing incident at the Mobile County Metro Jail Thursday, January 11.  Photo: MCSO According to officials, 23-year-old Joshua Dickinson was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during a stabbing incident at the Mobile County Metro Jail Thursday, January 11. Photo: MCSO
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UPDATE: According to the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Brown was the aggressor in Thursday morning's incident at the Mobile County Metro Jail. He's been released from the hospital and booked back into jail on charges of assault and promoting prison contraband. 


Officials have identified two men they say were involved in a stabbing at the Mobile County Metro Jail on Thursday morning. 

According to officials, 40-year-old Joshua Sherman Brown and 23-year-old Joshua Dickinson were both treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during the incident.

Both inmates were transported by ambulances to local hospitals.

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department dispatched multiple units to the jail, MFRD reported via Twitter just after 9 a.m.

Speaking to reporters later Thursday morning, Oliver said one inmate received multiple stabbing wounds and the other was also wounded, suffering a knife wound of some kind as the two likely were fighting over the weapon.

Officials said one inmate suffered multiple lacerations and stab wounds to the face, neck, and clavicle/shoulder area. The victim was transported to USA Medical for care, MFRD Public Information Officer Steven Millhouse said in an email to media. It is unknown whether the victim's wounds are life-threatening, he said.

The other inmate is receiving medical attention after being transported to Mobile Infirmary, Millhouse said. The inmate's injuries are not life-threatening, he said.

It was not clear how the weapon came to be inside the jail, Oliver said. He said an investigation would be conducted to determine how it all happened.

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