A North Naples teen is accused of possessing a knife-like instrument in his sock at the Naples jail.
Joshua Cunningham, 19, of the 16000 block of Arbor View, was arrested Saturday by Collier County sheriff's deputies in the 3300 block of U.S. 41 East.
According to an arrest report, on June 16, while jail staff was escorting inmates from housing to a recreation yard, a pat down was conducted and revealed Cunningham having an object hidden in his left sock.
Deputies said when Cunningham's sock was checked, a plastic shank or knife-like object, that was wrapped with linen was found.
Cunningham was then escorted to his assigned cell where he was then asked why he had the shank at which he replied, "someone was going to jump me on the rec yard and I was going to be ready for them. I'm not going to back down from anyone," according to reports.
However, deputies said Cunningham was unable to identify who was going to attack him.
According to reports, when deputies asked Cunningham how he made the shank he told them, "I bit it and wrapped it up."
Cunningham faces a felony charge of smuggling contraband into a county detention facility.