Ohio inmate who stabbed prisoners handcuffed to table gets 86 more years in prison (graphic video)

Greg Reinke
Greg Reinke
Published: Apr. 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A former Cuyahoga County man who is already in prison serving a life sentence had another 86 years tacked on to his time in jail for his role in two separate incidents, including a violent attack on several fellow inmates.

The Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office announced the additional prison sentence for Greg Reinke on March 29 after changing his plea to guilty for all charges.

Reinke, who was being housed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville for an aggravated murder conviction out of Cuyahoga County, managed to slip from his handcuffs during recreational time and repeatedly stab four other inmates who were handcuffed to a table with a shank on June 4, 2017.

The violent incident was caught on prison surveillance video.

**Warning: Video content may be considered graphic for some viewers**

All four inmates were able to escape without any life-threatening injuries.

The prosecutor’s office says Reinke was involved in a second incident at the same correctional facility on Feb. 20, 2018. Reinke and a second inmate attacked a corrections officer with shanks.

Additional charges stemming from the two incidents include:

  • 4 counts of attempted murder
  • 4 counts of felonious assault
  • Attempted aggravated murder
  • Felonious assault
  • Kidnapping
  • 2 counts of weapons while under detention

Judge Howard Harcha III, of Scioto County, consecutively sentenced Reinke to 54 years for the June 2017 incident and 32 years for the February 2018 incident

“What they went through was horrifying and changed their lives. It is his hope that these cases will shed light on issues that need to be addressed in our penal system to better protect the personnel and inmates in our institutions,” the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office stated on Facebook.

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