Crime

Inmate charged with possessing weapon

State police at Rockview say they found a homemade weapon in a prison cell.

According to police, after a lockdown and cell search Tuesday morning at Rockview state prison, a shank was found hidden in a cell. The shank was described as a sharpened piece of metal, about 6 inches long and wrapped in cloth on one end.

A 32-year-old male inmate is being charged with possession of the weapon.

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