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Two OCJ inmates accused of having jailhouse shanks

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Two Oneida County Jail inmates face charges after they were allegedly found with jailhouse shanks, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office said.

Roy J. Zehr, 23, of Rome and Austin J. Plemons, 19, of Georgetown, Texas, are charged with a felony count of promoting prison contraband in the first degree.

According to officials, Zehr and Plemons were each allegedly found with a plastic spork with a ground-down handle to be used as a shank during an altercation involving a corrections deputy on Nov. 3.

The pair are due in New York Mills Village Court at a later date. Further charges are pending.

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