One inmate allegedly stabs another with an eating utensil at Humboldt County Correctional Facility

EUREKA – An inmate at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility allegedly stabbed another inmate with a plastic eating utensil.
A Correctional Deputy on routine checks found Francisco Mendoza assaulting another inmate in the bathroom Wednesday afternoon around 4:00.
After calling for backup, the deputy ordered Mendoza to stop. When he didn’t comply the deputy tased him.
Correctional officers took Mendoza in to custody and found a sharpened plastic spork believed to have been the weapon used in the attack.
The victim was treated by jail medical staff for non life threatening injuries to his head and arm.
Mendoza faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon.