CEDAR RAPIDS - The former manager of the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville has been moved to an individual cell at the Linn County Jail after getting into a scuffle with another inmate.
Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Rubashkin and a fellow inmate were arguing over the volume level on a television Tuesday night, and their verbal disagreement turned physical.The incident occurred in a common area in the cell block both men shared, Gardner said.
Both inmates were put in cells by themselves until a hearing officer at the jail can determine if the inmates should face further punishment, Gardner said.
Rubashkin is being held in the Linn County Jail as part of a contract between the county and the United States Marshals Service to hold federal prisoners.
Rubashkin, 51, of Postville, was convicted by a jury in November on 86 counts of bank fraud and other charges. A sentencing date hasn't been set.…
Matzav.com's "exclusive" report. posted last night, is inaccurate – just more spin for the Rubashkin fundraising machine. (And, as I noted in the comments to my post, even if Rubashkin had been threatened the Matzav.com report was wrong. Putting an inmate in solitary confinement to protect him is normal prison procedure.)
BTW, even VIN knew the Matzav report was bogus. VIN quoted an unidentified jail official this morning who denied Rubashkin was threatened.