A Camden County Jail inmate was convicted Thursday of biting off an inch of skin from a corrections officer's chin in 2008.
Bernard Jenkins, 26, of Camden was found guilty of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and subjecting a law enforcement officer to bodily fluids. Jenkins faces a maximum sentence of 20 years for aggravated assault and a consecutive 18 months for the latter charge.
Officers entered Jenkins' cell on June 27, 2008 to remove his shoes after he was screaming, kicking and banging the cell door. Jenkins tried to punch one of the officers, a 12-year veteran and bit him near his chin, tearing-off an inch of skin which he then spat out.