Routt County Jail inmate accused of assaulting jailer

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the name of the deputy the Routt County Sheriff's Office said was assaulted.

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Matthew Justin Jakeway

A Routt County Jail inmate is facing more than a DUI charge after a jailer said he hit him in the nose with a dinner plate.

Colorado State Patrol arrested Matthew Justin Jakeway, 30, of Denver, on Tuesday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to an affidavit written by Routt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan Adrian and filed with Routt County Combined Courts, Jakeway had several “aggressive episodes” while being held at the jail. During one of those episodes Wednesday morning, Jakeway broke the glass window in his cell door, Adrian wrote.

Adrian was in the jail Wed­­nesday at about noon and witnessed the reported assault on Deputy Jeff Olson. Olson was trying to collect Jakeway’s plastic lunch plate from the “slop shoot” in his cell door.

“As I was watching Deputy Olson leaning down at the slop shoot, I observed a plate come flying out of the slop shoot and hit Deputy Olson in the nose,” Adrian wrote in the affidavit.

Olson had a red mark on his nose but did not require medical attention.

In addition to driving under the influence of alcohol, Jakeway now is accused of criminal mischief and second-degree assault. Jakeway’s bail originally was set at $750. With the additional accusations, bail was set at $10,000. He is due to appear in court for a status hearing at 8:30 a.m. March 1.

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