Aug 31, 2014 1:41 PM by Associated Press

Jail deputy loses part of finger in altercation

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County sheriff's officials say a jail deputy lost part of a finger when a belligerent inmate kicked a metal door that closed on her hand.

The Daily Camera reports 23-year-old Crystal M. Baucom kicked the door after becoming combative while taking a shower Saturday evening. The deputy's ring finger was completely severed at the base of the fingernail and could not be reattached. Her name has not been released.

Baucom was in custody on five different charges, including first-degree assault and violating a restraining order. She was rearrested a week ago for assaulting a different jail deputy.

Following Saturday's incident, Baucom faces a new charge of first-degree assault against a peace officer.


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