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Inmate convicted of hurting jail guard

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A Dougherty County jail inmate has been found guilty of attacking a jailer.

In superior court, a jury deliberated for just two hours before finding Cody Kalawaia guilty of aggravated battery, and obstruction of an officer.

Prosecutors said on August 23rd, 2013 as an inmate in the Dougherty County Jail, Kalawaia slammed a shower stall door on Officer Melvin Downs' hand, causing Downs to lose the use of one finger.

A three time convicted felon, Kalawaia could face up to 20 years in prison. He will be sentenced at a later date.

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