VIDEO: Prison fight breaks out involving Jayme Closs kidnapper

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LA CROSSE, Wi (WLAX) – Jake Patterson was convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs, then 13-years-old, after killing her parents in Barron County last fall.

In July, he was transferred from a prison in Wisconsin to New Mexico. That’s where, in August, he reportedly got into a fight after another inmate asked Patterson about his case.

In the video, you can see Patterson, in the dark blue clothes with his back to the camera, talking to another inmate and putting his hands on his hips.

Seconds into the video, it appears the conversation gets heated. The other inmate steps forward like he’s going to punch Patterson. Patterson pushes him away then throws the first punch.

While they tussle, throwing punches, a guard in the upper right corner of the video fires what a bean bag shotgun at the two prisoners, which causes them to break off.

Patterson is serving two life sentences for the murders plus 40 years for the kidnapping. The prison where he’s being held has not been identified.

Records show Patterson was disciplined at Dodge Correctional in Waupun for threatening to punch an inmate there.

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