DOC: Prisoner from UP dies after attack by 2 inmates

More details are emerging about the man killed by other inmates at a western Michigan prison. Joshua Stead had been locked up since 2017 for convictions in Chippewa County in the Upper Peninsula.

The 40-year-old Stead was killed Saturday when two men at the Brooks prison attacked him with a weapon and walked out of his cell moments later. The victim left his cell after the attack in need of medical assistance and was pronounced dead about an hour later at a local hospital.

The Corrections Department says state police are investigating. State correction officials said the two inmates believed responsible for the attack were placed in segregation and later transferred to a maximum-security facility.

In 2017, Stead pleaded no contest to assault and fleeing from a police officer. Records show he had previous convictions in Genesee, Antrim and Grand Traverse counties.