A 45-year-old Oak Creek man faces a felony charge of battery by a prisoner and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, both as a repeat offender.

Jeffrey S. Anderson faces a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison on the felony and a fine of $1,000 and 90 days in jail on the misdemeanor. The repeat-offender attachment could add four years in prison for the felony and two years for the misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint:

A deputy interviewed an inmate March 29, who said he was moving his belongings into a cell with the defendant when Anderson began swinging at him. The victim was hit several times, which caused an injury to his upper right cheek and neck.

Anderson told the officer that he did not want to share his cell with the victim. He admitted he struck him several times while he held him in a headlock.

Court records indicate the defendant was convicted in 2009 of second-degree reckless homicide in Milwaukee. He also has a misdemeanor conviction of resisting/obstructing and three drunken driving convictions.

Anderson will be back in Racine County Circuit Court for a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing April 25.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.