An inmate is accused of breaking a window at the Waupaca County jail.
Ezekiel L. Smith, 31, Plover, is charged with felony criminal damage to property.
On March 26, Waupaca County Deputy Charles Zeichert heard a loud pounding noise at a cell pod. He reported seeing Smith hammering the safety glass at the front of the pod with a wooden broom handle.
It caused a 4-inch crack in the glass, which will cost $2,945 to replace.
Smith also flooded his cell and deputies turned off the water to his cell, according to the criminal complaint.
At the time of the incident in Waupaca County, Smith was a safekeeper inmate from Portage County, where he faced a felony charge of battery and strangulation as acts of domestic violence.
On April 11, Portage County Circuit Court convicted Smith of battery, imposed and stayed a sentence of nine months, placed him on three years of probation, and ordered him to pay $618 in court costs.
On May 7, Portage County revoked Smith’s probation for failure to pay court costs and issued a warrant for his arrest.
He is currently an inmate at Portage County jail.