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Inmate charged with spitting on correction officer

An inmate at Caledonia Prison in Halifax County was charged Thursday after authorities say he spat in the face of a correction officer.

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TILLERY, N.C. — An inmate at Caledonia Prison in Halifax County was charged Thursday after authorities say he spat in the face of a correction officer.

Anthony James Harper, 32, of Cumberland County, was charged with felony malicious conduct in the June 16 incident. The Halifax County Sheriff's Office investigated and filed the charge.

State Department of Correction records show that Harper was cited for five infractions June 16: assaulting staff with a weapon, assaulting staff by throwing liquids, using profane language and disobeying orders twice.

According to DOC records, Harper began a 3-year sentence in December 2008 after his probation was revoked. The probation stemmed from 2004 convctions for discharging a firearm into property, willful or wanton injury to real property, wanton injury to property valued at $200 or less, and resisting an officer.

In 1994, he got probation for arson and property damage, DOC records say.

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