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LANESBORO, N.C. — A Lanesboro correctional inmate faces new charges after authorities said he tried to kill the prison’s superintendent.

WSOC reported that the State Bureau of Investigations charged Thomas Accardi with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Investigators said on Friday Accardi stabbed David Mitchell multiple times in the neck and back with a plastic homemade shank.

Accardi was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and was currently serving a 14-year sentence.