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Jefferson County Jail inmate faces harassment charges

Pine Creek Twp. – A Jefferson County Jail inmate is facing felony charges of aggravated harassment for spitting on a corrections officer.

State Police say 30-year-old Matthew Nelson allegedly spat at the officer who was taking a meal to Nelson’s cell.

Nelson claims he was angry because pens and pencils he used for drawing were removed from his cell earlier that day.

Nelson’s bail for the aggravated harassment charge was set at $10,000 in district magisterial court.