A prisoner at the state prison in Licking has died after getting into an altercation with another inmate. Corrections department spokesman Brian Hauswirth says it appears two inmates got into a fight in the prison gymnasium and one hit the other in the head. Inmate Pleasant J. Hurst, a convicted sex offender from St. Charles died later at a hospital in the nearby town of Houston.

Hurst was serving 52 years for child molestation, sexual misconduct with a child, kidnapping and attempted kidnapping. The other inmate is being questioned by the department’s Inspector General. His findings will be given to the Texas County prosecutor.

Download Brian Hauswirth’s statement (1:39 mp3)