HCSO: Inmate seriously injuries fellow inmate, causes $7K in damages to cell


“Oscar Omar Cordova, 35, of Gainesville, a Hall County Jail inmate who was picked up on outstanding arrest warrants Monday, Feb. 26, has been charged with assaulting and seriously injuring another inmate at the jail.

Cordova and the other inmate were in the process of being booked into the jail and both were in the same holding cell. Around 5:20 p.m., jail personnel were alerted to a fight in the cell. They found the victim suffering from visible wounds to his face and head. The injured inmate was taken to the hospital to be treated. The preliminary investigation indicates the attack was unprovoked.

Cordova, who was agitated and combative, was handcuffed and placed in a padded cell separate from other inmates. Later that night, just before 10 p.m., jail officers observed Cordova pulling up the padding in the cell floor. Estimated damage to the cell was $7,000.

As a result, Cordova has been charged with aggravated battery and interference with government property.”