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Fort Wayne inmate gets 15 years in guard attack

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – An Indiana prison inmate from Fort Wayne has been sentenced to another 15 years behind bars for attacking a prison guard.

Cameron Israel Nelson, 22, was sentenced Monday, a month after a Henry County jury found him guilty of aggravated battery in the June 2013 attack at the New Castle Correctional Facility.

The Star Press reported ( ) witnesses said Nelson approached a 30-year-old guard as he was supervising a recreation period and punched the man in the face.

Prosecutors saod Nelson then stood over his fallen victim and punched him repeatedly in the head and face, leaving him with a broken jaw and other injuries.

Nelson won’t begin serving the new sentence until he completes an eight-year prison term imposed for the June 2011 robbery of a downtown bank.

In that robbery, Nelson walked into Fifth Third Bank, wearing a suit and tie, wrote a note on a deposit slip that announced a holdup and demanded cash, The Journal Gazette has reported.

The teller gave him the money but also a dye pack that exploded as he left the bank, according to court documents.

Fort Wayne police arrested Nelson at a gun store when he showed up there trying to buy a gun, according to police.

He represented himself during his trial.

Nelson was ordered to pay $2,145 in restitution to the bank.

In sentencing Nelson, Allen Superior Judge Fran Gull recommended he remain in maximum security.