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Tenn. Inmate Charged With Throwing Sandwich In Jail

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) - An eastern Tennessee man awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder now also faces a charge of assaulting an officer.

Carter County Sheriff's Lt. Penny Garland said 33-year-old Israel Benjamin Goudy threw a sandwich at a corrections officer at the jail in Elizabethton.

Garland said the dispute arose when the officer ordered Goudy and his cell mate out of the cell for lunch. Garland says Goudy initially refused the order, then threw the sandwich at the guard. Garland says Goudy also head-butted the guard during booking.

Goudy is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Larry Whittaker at Whittaker's home on Octobter 16, 2011.

Goudy is scheduled to appear in court on the new charge on January 13.

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