Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a man who allegedly stabbed another inmate while at the Weber County Jail.

Jesus Velasquez-Zamora, 26, of Kearns, was charged in 2nd District Court with aggravated assault by a prisoner, a second-degree felony, and interfering with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor.

According to charging documents, on March 25 Zamora “initiated a fight with the victim over gang affiliation.”

“During the assault, inmate Velasquez-Zamora produces a shank from his waistband and appears to stab or cut the victim on his chest in a jabbing motion,” the charges state.

Zamora then attempted to pull a Weber County sheriff’s deputy in the direction of the jail’s shower area, according to the charges, but the deputy was able to “take down” Zamora and subdue him.

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An updated condition on the inmate stabbed was not immediately available.

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