An inmate at the Butte-Silver Bow detention center stabbed himself in the neck with a pencil yesterday afternoon, police told reporters today.
Nicholas Dolson was filling out paperwork that dealt with acquiring a lawyer just before the incident, Undersheriff George Skuletich said.
He was in a holding cell where inmates are kept before they enter the jail's general population.
Officers and medical personnel responded to the jail, and Mr. Dolson was taken to Saint James for treatment.
The pencil did not penetrate "anything vital," police said.
Mr. Dolson is 26 and from Butte.
Dolson had been arrested while checking in at the BSB probation and parole office. He was wanted on a warrant out of Missoula County for sexual intercourse without consent. The warrant was for $100,000, police said.
BUTTE, Mont. – Head women’s basketball coach Carly VanDyke-Sanon announced the additions of Alicia Nichols and Lexie Nelson as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
“I am thrilled to have Alicia and Lexie on the staff,” VanDyke-Sanon. “Each of them brings a wide range of basketball knowledge to our program and have great abilities to communicate with and develop players. They will help our program get to the next level.”
Nichols comes to Montana Tech following a one-year stint as the assistant varsity girls coach and head JV girls coach at Bruch High School in Brush, Colo. Nichols helped guide the Beetdiggers advance to the second round of the 3A Colorado State Tournament.
Nichols was a two-year letterwinner at Colorado State University where she aided the Rams to a Mountain West Regular Season Championship and a WNIT appearance her senior year. Prior to joining CSU, Nichols spent two years at Northern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. While with the Plainswomen, Nichols was named Region 9 All-Regional Team and Region 9 All-Tournament team.
Nichols will work with all the perimeter players as well as handle the team’s travel, community outreach and monitor academic success.
Nichols, a Bruch, Colo. Native, graduated from Colorado State with dual degrees in Animal Science and Agriculture Business.
Lexie Nelson returns home as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Montana Tech. Nelson will be working with the point guards as well as coordinating strength and conditioning for the Orediggers.
Nelson spent the past three years at Eastern Washington University where she led the Eagles to two WNIT appearances. Nelson started 95 games for the Eagles scoring 1,388 points and averaging 14.6 points per contest. Nelson is a three-time All-Big Sky honoree and was named to the Big Sky All-Academic Team three straight seasons.
Nelson graduated from Butte High School as the all-time leading scorer in Bulldogs history. Nelson was named the 2010 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year and the 2010 Miss Basketball Montana. She led the Bulldogs to back-to-back runner-up finishes in Class AA Montana State Championships in 2009 and 2010. Nelson was a four-time Class AA All-State selection and four-time All-Conference honoree.
Nelson graduated from EWU with a degree in Exercise Science.
The women’s basketball team opens up the 2015-16 campaign on Sunday Oct. 18th at home against Northwest Indian College as a part of
Hall of Fame weekend. Tipoff is slated at