A man already serving time at the Spring Creek Correctional Center for attempted murder has been charged with assaulting and attempting to murder a fellow inmate.

The alleged assault occurred on Aug. 4, when 47-year-old Mark Spencer attacked a 41-year-old inmate at the correctional center in Seward. The victim was “cut seriously,” according to an online trooper dispatch, and was transported to Seward Providence Medical Center.

Charges against Spencer were filed on Nov. 24, and include one count of first-degree attempted murder, first-, second- and third-degree assault and promoting contraband. A weapon was used in the attack, court records show.

Spencer was serving time for another attempted murder case stemming from an attack on another inmate in July of 2011. In that case, Spencer used an aluminum bat to beat 37-year-old Floyd Boshears, according to the Peninsula Clarion. Boshears was treated for life-threatening injuries.

Boshears was later moved to the Palmer Correctional Center and filed a personal injury civil suit against Spencer, Spring Creek Correctional Center and the Department of Corrections.

The victim in the most recent case has not been named, and DOC spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said further information on the case was not available from the DOC due to the ongoing investigation. Alaska State Troopers led the investigation into the assault.

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