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Calhoun County inmate charged with assaulting officer

Deputies charged a Calhoun County Jail inmate last week after he allegedly assaulted an officer.

Deputies charged Jerry Dale Downey, 21, of Piedmont on Oct. 15 with second-degree assault.

Jerry Dale Downey

Jerry Dale Downey

According to Downey’s arrest warrant, he hit an officer with a closed fist on Oct. 10. Jail records show he was booked on Sept. 29.

Attempts Monday to reach deputies for additional comment were unsuccessful.

Downey remained in jail Monday with bond set at $7,500 for the charge. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 29.

Second-degree assault is a Class C felony, which can result in up to a decade in prison and up to a $15,000 fine upon conviction.

Contact Staff Writer Mia Kortright at 256-235-3563 or