(Stillwater) — A former inmate in Cushing’s private prison was charged Friday with repeatedly stabbing another inmate in the Cimarron Correctional Facility with a home-made knife on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Defendant Andy Quintana, 26, has been transferred to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester where he is serving an 8-year prison term he was given four years ago for drug trafficking in Oklahoma County in 2002, state Department of Corrections records show.
If convicted of his Payne County charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a former felony conviction, Quintana could be given an additional 10-year prison term, according to the charge filed Friday.
His alleged victim, Jose Gomez Jr., 29, who remains in the Cushing prison, is currently serving two concurrent five-year prison terms for escape from a penal institution and drug possession, both in 2006 in Tulsa County, DOC records show.
Gomez, who is up for parole in February, also has convictions from Tulsa County for possession of a stolen vehicle in 1999, attempted burglary in 2003 and knowingly concealing stolen property in 2003, all in Tulsa County, DOC records show.