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Another DepCor inmate arrested for assault

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The plot thickens at the Department of Corrections as another inmate is arrested this afternoon.

It was on Tuesday inmate Alex Castro was arrested for aggravated assault for allegedly punching another inmate repeatedly in the face and body.

That inmate however was arrested today as further investigation revealed he allegedly was just as much involved in the fight in DOC's halfway house.

"Paco Bermudes was arrested also for an assault charge," he said. "After further interviews with other inmates at the halfway house it was determined that it was mutual combat between two. A medical assessment was also made of Alex Castro and was determined that he did receive an injury inside his mouth. He was assessed by the medical director."

As we previously reported, Castro's arrest earlier this week led to the discovery that he was improperly placed in the halfway house. The halfway house is intended for inmates who have completed most of their period of incarceration. Castro however, has only served five months of his total five year sentence.

This news prompted an internal affairs investigation at DepCor and concurrently put the DepCor warden and an officer two on administrative leave.

KUAM sources confirm the two are under investigation for allegedly accepting bribes.

With the plot unfolding, the Attorney General's Office chimes in.

In a release, the OAG expresses its  disappointment to hear that after all the work put in from the Guam Police Department, the superior court, and the OAG, that DepCor would house a violent person like Castro who has training in mixed martial arts in the halfway house.

"We're working closely with the Attorney General's Office. We're in close communication with them in regards to both cases. So at no point are we being laxed on these cases," he said.
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