Moose Lake inmate pleads guilty to attempted murder, assault of staff members

CARLTON, MN — An inmate at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake pleaded guilty to attempted murder and assault after slashing a man’s throat, and punching another facility worker in the head in January.

According to court documents, George Mack, Jr., 42, entered the plea in Carlton County Court Monday.

Officials say Mack allegedly used a weapon, made out of a razor blade, a toothbrush, dental floss and a rubber band to injure a clinical supervisor, who has been identified in court documents as Zachary Campbell, inside the MSOP building.

When Campbell tried to run from Mack, Mack chased him and was intercepted by another staff member, Donald Geil.

According to court documents, Mack allegedly punched Geil several times, striking him in his head and left rib area causing what authorities called “demonstrable injury.”

Authorities say Mack was then “subdued by several staff members and secured.” No word on the conditions of either victim.

Sentencing is set for March 8.

Briggs LeSavage

Briggs LeSavage

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