An inmate at the Saline County Jail allegedly assaulted his cellmate Friday night. According to the Saline County Sheriff, Vincent Barriere, 31, was sitting in the common room when he was supposed to be in his cell. When escorted to the proper location, he reportedly punched his cellmate in the face and continued to hit the man repeatedly.

Deputies believe the assault was an attempt to be moved closer to inmate Tyreel Hardy, 27. Hardy and Barriere are co-defendants in the same case. The pair is accused of breaking into a Marshall home in July. A third person, Tonya Martin, 34, has also been charged.