03/13/2015 02:30 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT

Man charged in Halifax jail assault after inmate suffers serious injuries

HALIFAX - Halifax police have laid charges after a 19-year-old inmate suffered serious injuries this week at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in the city.

Police allege there was an assault at the jail at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday involving two offenders who were in the same cell together.

Police say the injured man from Lower Sackville suffered life-threatening injuries and was still in hospital.

Twenty-year-old Tyrico Thomas Smith is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Monday to face a charge of aggravated assault as well as one count of breaching a probation order and two counts of breaching a recognizance.