PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An inmate suspected of killing a pregnant mother in Clearwater last year is accused of beating another inmate so badly, the man now relies on a feeding tube and is unable to speak, deputies said.
According to an affidavit, Charles Groucho Allen and James Sutcliff Mills were housed in the same pod at the Pinellas County Jail on June 17.
Officers said the two men started arguing over a remote control and things quickly escalated. Allen punched Mills in the face, causing him to fall onto the concrete floor. Mills was left with a traumatic brain injury and has been in the hospital for the last month. He cannot talk and relies on a feeding tube for nutrients, according to the report.
Detectives said the incident was witnessed by other inmates and caught on jail surveillance video, which we do not have at this time.
Online records show Mills was in jail for failing to register as a sex offender.