Black Hawk County Inmates Accused of Clogging Toilets in Cells

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By Aaron Hepker

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Two inmates at the Black Hawk County jail in Waterloo face criminal mischief charges for allegedly clogging the toilets in their cells.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says the incidents happened days apart after the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Nov. 26, officials say Martez Deshone Wilder, of Waterloo, plugged the toilet with a roll of toilet paper and continued to flush, causing an overflow. Wilder has been jailed since October on false imprisonment and willful injury charges.

On Nov. 28, deputies say another inmate, Abdullahi Abdi, address unknown, stuffed jail-issued linens into his toilet and flushed, causing the cell to flood. Abdi was in jail for fifth-degree theft.

Both men were charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief.

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