Inmate accused of assaulting Minn. CO with cup of noodles

The corrections officer caught Paul Garrett Mercer with a cup of ramen noodles he had taken from the commissary without paying


By Kristine Goodrich
The Free Press

NEW ULM, Minn. — A Brown County Jail inmate is accused of assaulting a jail officer with a cup of noodles.

Paul Garrett Mercer, 34, was charged with felony assault this week in Brown County District Court.

A jailer reportedly caught Mercer with a cup of ramen noodles he had taken from the jail commissary without paying on March 6.

Mercer allegedly responded by throwing the cup of noodles in the jailer's face and calling him names.

The jailer had pain and irritation in one eye, according to a court complaint.

Mercer is in jail on multiple pending charges, including domestic assault and attempting to disarm a police officer.

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