BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota inmate serving life in prison for killing someone with an ax has been charged with attempted murder for an attack on a prison guard. John Bridges also is charged with another Class A felony, possession of contraband by an inmate. Court documents say Bridges stabbed corrections officer Daryl Lawson with a knife on Aug. 25 at the state penitentiary. Bridges is serving a life sentence plus 20 years without parole for the kidnapping and ax murder of Lee Clay last year. The psychologist who evaluated Bridges in that case called him the most psychotic and dangerous person he had ever evaluated. No court date has been set for Bridges to appear on the new charges.
He's being held in segregation. Lawson was back to work the next day.