DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with attempting to murder a sheriff’s deputy inside the Denver jail.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann on Thursday charged 25-year-old Cether Watkins with one count of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of second-degree assault.

It’s not clear if Watkins has an attorney to comment on the charges.

Cether Watkins (credit; Denver DA)

According to jail and court records, Watkins was charged on Oct. 17 with several counts of robbery and burglary in connection with a robbery inside a Denver Starbucks location. He was held at the jail after being arrested on Oct. 14.

They say Watkins attacked the deputy on Monday, using a plastic bin to hit the deputy on the head and then choking him.

Police have said other people being held in jail helped stop the assault.

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