Man held at facility for sexually violent predators dies after fight with inmate
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state officials say a sexually violent predator being held at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island died after suffering a head injury during a fight with another resident.
Chris Wright with the Department of Social and Health Services said Friday that 63-year-old Jerry Spicer suffered a head injury during the fight on Thursday in the facility’s cafeteria.
Spicer was taken to the Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McCord and later died of his injuries.
Spicer had been sent to the facility in 2005 after a Grant County court determined he met the criteria of being a sexually violent predator.
The other man involved in the fight, Gregory Coley Jr., was later arrested and taken to the Pierce County Jail.