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Man accused of CCDC killing has history of jailhouse violence

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Franklin Sharp (Source: LVMPD) Franklin Sharp (Source: LVMPD)

The inmate accused of killing his cellmate in the Clark County Detention Center on Saturday has a violent past inside the jail, according to records obtained by FOX5. 

Police say on Saturday Franklin Sharp beat and strangled his cellmate, Jeremiah Bowling. Corrections officers found Bowling bleeding on the floor of the cell. According to arrest reports, when officers asked Sharp what happened, he replied, "He would not let me look out the window." Officers say Sharp had small injuries to his hands and knees and had blood splatter on the lower parts of his legs.

Bowling was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators also found marks on Bowling's neck that indicated he had been strangled. 

[READ: Victim of homicide at CCDC identified]

Arrest reports show this isn't the first time that Sharp has been accused of attacking or choking another inmate. Police say on Sept. 4, corrections officers heard Sharp telling his cellmate to die, and then saw Sharp choking the inmate with a sheet. The report says that surveillance video from the jail shows Sharp grabbing the sheets off his cellmate's bed and then using them to choke him. Sharp was charged with battery, but was still allowed to be around other inmates. 

FOX5 reached out to the CCDC to ask why Sharp was allowed to be around other inmates after the first attack in September. A representative for the jail said they would not be answering any questions about the incident. 

Sharp was originally booked into the CCDC in June on a robbery charge after he allegedly pulled a knife on a stranger and told the man to "beg for his life."

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