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Inmate Death
1/10/2018
 
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A homicide investigation is underway after an inmate was found dead inside his prison cell Tuesday at the State Correctional Institution at Somerset. Officials said Wednesday that homicide charges have been filed against another inmate, Dale Wakefield, in the death of Joshua Perry. Authorities said Wakefield and Perry both 25 were in the same cell together when the incident happened. According to criminal complaint, Perry was found under his bed in his cell with his hands tied around his back and a sheet around his neck. Wakefield has a conviction record to include first degree murder, attempted murder and escape among other things. Wakefield also is charged with assault by a life prisoner and aggravated assault. His preliminary hearing is set for noon on January 18th.
  
 
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