18 year old Leo Hylton has been placed in segregation, after he was reportedly involved in a fight with another inmate on Friday.
Hylton, who is from Augusta, was transferred to the Cumberland County Jail from Kennebec County.
Officials say a guard overheard another inmate making negative comments toward Hylton on Friday and also heard the word ":shank": which is prison slang for knife.
A fight broke out when that other inmate allegedly spit on Hylton.
Hylton is charged in connection with breaking into William Guerette’s home two weeks ago and brutally attacking the former lawmaker and his 10-year old daughter.
A formal complaint says the attack involved a machete, sword or knife.
The Guerettes are still hospitalized, but continue to make progress.