A Spencer man already being held in the Clay County Jail now faces a new charge after he damaged a cell door on Sunday.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release that Peter Dunphy, 48, intentionally caused $500 damage to the door.
Dunphy now faces a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a serious misdemeanor.
Dunphy was being held in the jail on charges from the Spencer Police Department, the news release stated.
Court records indicate those charges are first-offense domestic abuse assault and interference with official acts. Both charges are simple misdemeanors.
Those charges are connected to an incident that also occurred Sunday, according to court records.