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Inmate possessed manufactured knife-like weapon at local jail

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Deputies arrested a 35-year-old man following an incident at the Steuben County Jail involving a homemade weapon.


Eric Powers, 35, is accused of possessing a knife-like instrument while incarcerated at the jail.

He also possessed damaged food containers, which belonged to the jail.

He was charged with a felony count of possessing prison contraband, as well as criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief.

The charges will be answered at a later date.