Charles Burnett, 22, an inmate at the Los Alamos Detention Center, was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution this morning after a fight at the detention center. According to LAPD Lt. Jason Wardlow-Herrera, Burnett sustained a minor laceration to his right eye when another inmate, Anthony Chavez, 31, punched him in the face.
According to reports, the fight started when Burnett refused to obey the orders of a detention guard. Burnett’s refusal to obey orders irritated Chavez, and a fight between the two inmates ensued, according to reports.
Burnett was then taken to the hospital, where he was treated. According to Lt. Jason Wardlow-Herrera, Burnett’s injury was not serious.
“He was only at the hospital for a short time, was looked at, and returned to the detention center” he said.
According to Herrera, Burnett is not going to press charges. Chavez was originally in jail for a probation violation.
Burnett was in jail for being picked up on two warrants, as well as three new counts of allegedly contributing to the delinquency of a minor and resisting arrest. Charges in the warrants included violating conditions of release, breaking and entering, battery on a household member, and the felony charge of possession of controlled substance.