Inmate faces felony after fight in jail

A Bloomington man who was serving time in the Brown County jail now faces an additional felony and misdemeanor after he seriously injured another inmate during a fight May 30.

Officers were dispatched to the jail at around 6:15 p.m. Two inmates were outside of their cells, including Robert M. Gilman, 30.

The other inmate went back into his cell, but Gilman refused to lock down or close his cell door. He cursed at officers and flipped them off, according to a probable cause affidavit by Lt. Michael Moore.

The report said the injured inmate sustained a concussion, possible broken nose and broken eye socket.

He told police he was sitting in his cell doing a crossword puzzle when Gilman came in and told him he was going to have to move to a different cell. The inmate told Gilman he didn’t want to move, and that was when Gilman began hitting him in the face several times, the affidavit said.

The inmate was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment and x-rays.

Gilman was charged with battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a Level 6 felony, and criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.

He was serving a year in jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanors in April. Three of them were domestic battery and battery resulting in bodily injury.