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Inmate Caught With Deadly Weapon in Jail

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - An inmate at the Midland County Jail just keeps racking up charges.

Pete Ballez, Junior, has now been charged with of having a deadly weapon in jail.

According to the affidavit, officials began a shakedown of Ballez's cell.

They say they found several fishing lines under his mattress and that one was a toothbrush that had been sharpened.

The fishing line was wrapped around the toothbrush to make it seem as if it was a fishing tool.

Ballez is already facing murder and manslaughter charges, along with attacking an officer.

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