Ward County inmate sentenced in Ramen noodle squabble

Published: Jun. 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM CDT
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A Ward County Jail inmate accused of breaking another inmate's jaw in two places during a fight over ramen noodles has been sentenced in state court.

The Minot Daily News reports that 33-year-old Jesse Levi Jones, of Kenmare, was sentenced to time already served of 126 days and ordered to pay more than $2,000 for expenses.

Jones pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault.

Court documents show that the incident happened after 26-year-old inmate David Pieper Jr. accused Jones of stealing seven ramen noodle packages and a bowl from Pieper's cell. Pieper was unable to talk about the fight at the time but gave a written account to investigators.

Authorities say security cameras showed Jones punching Pieper.