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Inmate accused of punching guard

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A Hollidaysburg man faces charges he punched a guard at the Blair County Prison.

Brian W. Dick, 49, is charged with felony aggravated assault after he allegedly punched a correctional officer in the face, according to charges filed by Hollidaysburg police.

The officer was punched when he tried to get Dick back in his cell after Dick was “getting vocal with other inmates,” police said in the charges.

Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner set bail for Dick at $50,000 on Monday. He remains in jail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 22.

Dick is currently in jail awaiting trial on two aggravated assault cases, including one involving an alleged assault at the jail.

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