COQUILLE — A Bandon man who was already in jail for an alleged robbery has added to his list of charges by striking a murder suspect while both were in Coos County Jail, officials said.
Samuel V. Goldfaden was charged with fourth-degree assault and harassment July 21 for an attack on Coos County jail inmate Jesse Longhenry. Longhenry is awaiting trial for murder that will begin in January.
Goldfaden, 56, is charged with first-degree robbery and unlawful use of a weapon. He’s accused of stealing money from Wilson’s Market in Bandon at gunpoint on June 28.
According to the charges, Goldfaden came into Wilson’s with his shirt over the bottom of his face and had his other hand behind his back.
Goldfaden allegedly apologized to the clerk as he approached the cash register, then swung his arm from behind his back and aimed a black, semi-automatic pistol at the man as he demanded money.
Goldfaden was found the following day and booked into Coos County Jail.
After last week’s alleged jail assault, Goldfaden posted bail and was released on the robbery charge July 24.
Then on Monday, he was booked and released for the fourth-degree assault and harassment charges in less then three minutes.
If convicted, Goldfaden will serve a minimum of 90 months in jail without any chance to shorten his sentence through good behavior or alternatives.
Goldfaden will be back in court Aug. 12 for a pre-trial hearing.
Reporter George Artsitas can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 236, at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @COPSTheWorld.