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Man accused of stabbing inmate in eye takes plea deal
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Osmond Paul Douglas

A Hall County man had his charges amended to a lesser offense in a plea deal last month regarding a Hall County Jail assault, according to court documents.

Osmond Paul Douglas, 41, was given 12 months on probation after taking a plea deal in which aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges were amended to battery and simple assault.

According to the sentencing paperwork, this will run concurrently with any other sentence being served.

Douglas was accused of stabbing a man in the left eye Oct. 14, 2018, at the jail.

Douglas and another inmate were in custody on unrelated charges, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware.

“Osmond was believed to have had a plastic pencil in his hand while striking the victim in his face,” Ware previously told The Times.

Douglas was convicted Oct. 9, 2018, on charges of robbery by force and battery, according to Hall County’s records.

Defense attorney Brett Willis, who previously represented Douglas, said in a statement at the time of the indictment his client “was attacked by an aggressive inmate and defended himself appropriately.

“The victim was treated by medical staff at the Jail for a laceration over his eye which was glued for closure,” Ware previously told The Times.

Defense attorney Dan Sammons did not return a request for comment Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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