64
      Saturday
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      Sunday
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      Monday
      77 / 65

      Inmate attacks Ark. man accused of killing girl

      BENTONVILLE (AP) - Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a fellow inmate attacked a man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl whose body was found in a vacant home days before Thanksgiving.

      Benton County Jail Capt. Chris Sparks said Wednesday that a jail trustee was helping a deputy who was passing out fresh clothes and towels when the trustee slipped into Zachary Holly's cell on Tuesday and started a fight with him.

      Sparks says Holly wasn't seriously injured.

      Holly is due in court Wednesday after he was arrested Monday in the death of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman who lived next door. Police say Jersey's body was found Nov. 20 in a nearby vacant house.

      Sparks says the trustee is in jail on a parole violation and could face additional charges in the jail attack.

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