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STEVEN SMITH

An 18-year-old Wyalusing man could face as much as two years in jail after pleading guilty to a simple assault of a Wyoming County jail inmate last November.

Steven Charles Smith, formerly of Oak Street, Meshoppen, appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff and also pleaded guilty to separate charges of DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia .

According to court records, Smith, his father, Richard Charles Smith, 38, of Tunkhannock, and Charles Marchise, 38, of Tunkhannock, attacked Matthew Mark Aumck, 39, of Plymouth, during a meal in the Wyoming County Correctional Facility on Nov. 8.

Police noted that Aumick had been eating soup in the jail, when toilet paper wads from the other three were targeted at him. A police criminal complaint noted that one of the wads landed in Aumick’s soup, and Aumick threw one back in their direction.

A fight then broke out with Aumick’s right eye and right temple swollen and left black and blue.

Smith is to be sentenced March 4.

In January, Marchise was sentenced to 9-24 months in county jail for his role in the assault.

Charges against Smith’s father were recently bound over to county court with no trial date set as yet