Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Officer’s Attack

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Tuesday afternoon a Washington County jury found a man guilty of first-degree battery in the beating a Fayetteville police officer. Hiram Graham’s second trial began Monday.

The prosecuting attorney's office says a judge sentenced Graham to 25 years in prison.

He was first tried in October on an attempted capital murder charge, but that trial ended in a hung jury.

Graham beat Officer Tiffney Lindley with her own baton inside the IHOP on Wedington Drive on Feb. 23, 2011. Officers had been called to the restaurant on a report of a customer who appeared drunk and had thrown up under a table.

Lindley suffered severe cuts on her head and chin, requiring stitches and staples.