Minot inmate sentenced in spat over Ramen noodles

MINOT, N.D. – A Ward County Jail inmate has been ordered to time served and restitution for attacking another inmate in a dispute over Ramen noodles in February.

According to court records, 33-year-old Jesse Jones pleaded guilty Friday to an amended Class A misdemeanor charge of assault.

Investigators say that Jones punched another inmate multiple times in a jail cell.

The victim, who suffered a broken jaw, told deputies that Jones confronted him over Ramen noodles, a common currency inside jails.

Jones will pay just over $2,000 in restitution and serve just under a year of probation. He remains in custody on unrelated charges.