Man who shot two people last year at Sonic restaurant is accused of stabbing fellow inmate in Nebraska prison before flushing shaft down toilet
- Sarpy County Jail Officers responded to a cell on May 12 and reportedly found Roberto Silva Jr. standing above his fellow inmate Derick Fuller
- Fuller claimed that Silva “gave me a shaft” and suffered from his ears and neck
- Silva was arrested in November after allegedly shooting at a Sonic restaurant in Bellevue, near Omaha, Nebraska, killing two employees and injuring two others.
- He was taken into custody without incident on November 21, just days after he was released from prison on suspicion of identity theft.
- Silva is now facing additional costs for the alleged stabbing
The man charged with murdering two Sonic employees during a November drive-through in Nebraska before appearing in a laughing mugshot is now facing additional charges for allegedly stabbing another inmate.
According to court documents obtained by the local news channel KETV, Correctional officers from Sarpy County Jail responded to a cell on May 12 and found Roberto Silva Jr., 23, standing above fellow inmate Derick Fuller, lying on the floor of his cell.
“He stabbed me,” Fuller reportedly told police. “He gave me something sharp and flushed it down the toilet.”
Silva did not respond to questions about the incident, the documents say.
Video from that night reportedly shows Fuller returning to his cell before Silva opens his own door and runs inside.
Roberto Silva Jr., in prison for murdering two people at a Sonic Drive-In in November, is now facing additional charges for allegedly stabbing another inmate
The stabbing is said to have taken place at Sarpy County Jail in Nebraska on May 12
There is no footage of what happened in the cell, but witnesses reported screaming and suffocating.
Fuller, who was arrested in August for aggravated theft, was hospitalized with cuts to his ears and neck and required one stitch.
Silva, meanwhile, was moved to another facility.
He is charged with using a gun to commit a crime and second-degree assault, in addition to the charges he is already facing for murdering two Sonic employees and injuring two others in November.
According to Omaha police, on Nov. 21, officers responded to a call about a bomb in a moving truck in the Sonic parking lot in Bellevue, near Omaha, but when they arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle on fire.
About a minute later, the call was updated to a possible shooting and police found Silva lying on the ground with his hands spread, apparently accepting his fate. He did not oppose arrest and was taken into custody without incident.
They also found 22-year-old Nathan Pastrana and 28-year-old Ryan Helbert dead on the spot. Two others, aged 18 and 25, were hospitalized.
Police returned to the suburbs the next day and determined that there was no bomb and that the area was safe again.
Police found Silva on the ground after shooting a Bellevue Sonic with his arms at his side. He did not oppose arrest and was taken into custody without incident
Nathan Pastrana, 22, was one of the Sonic employees who died in the November shooting
Police arrived at the scene of the Bellevue Sonic on November 21 and found a burning truck
Omaha police investigated the scene after the shooting and determined the next day that there was no bomb and that the area was safe for customers again
Silva was charged with two attempted first-degree murder, four counts of using a firearm to commit a crime, and one count of first-degree arson.
Police seized four of Silva’s firearms after the shooting, after he had already taken three of his weapons a few days earlier – when he was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, accused of using someone else’s Sonic app to help Buy $ 57 worth of burgers and corn dogs in four separate purchases from that location.
He was released on November 19 after posting 10 percent of his $ 1,500 bail.
Silva is now due to appear in court in June on these new charges for alleged stabbing, a week after he appears in court for a hearing on his murder charge in November.