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Suspected gang member stabbed at East Baton Rouge jail just a day after his arrest

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BATON ROUGE - A man arrested amid an investigation into gang activity was stabbed in jail just hours after he was booked.

Sources told WBRZ that Charleston Street, 25, was taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon following the attack, which left him with cuts to his stomach, chest and legs. Street had been booked on weapons charges around 8 p.m. Wednesday night, according to jail records.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office identified the attacker as fellow inmate Reco Hayes. After the stabbing, the department said deputies recovered a homemade shank.

Hayes, who was already jailed for a deadly shooting, was booked on an additional charge of attempted second-degree murder and placed on lockdown. 

Both Hayes and Street reportedly refused to speak with detectives about the incident. 

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