Update: Tyler Purvis-Mitchell found guilty for felonious assault

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MARIETTA, Ohio - UPDATE: 7/18/2017 7:00 P.M.
Jurors found 23 year old Tyler Purvis-Mitchell of Albany, New York guilty of felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

The verdict came in shortly after 3pm today after an hour and ten minutes of deliberations.

Mitchell will be sentenced on August 25th.

He could face a maximum of 8-years in prison.

A jury was picked Monday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court in the case of Tyler Purvis-Mitchell, 23, of Albany, New York.

Mitchell was charged with felonious assault after he was involved in an altercation with Robert G. Rhodes, 39, of Lowell, Ohio.

The incident occurred on Nov. 11, 2016, when the men were both housed in the Washington County Jail.

Law-enforcement officials say the two men were standing in front of the television when Rhodes appeared to have changed the channel and an argument ensued.

Authorities say Mitchell hit Rhodes approximately three times with his fist. After the fight was broken up, Rhodes was transported to the hospital with injuries to his left eye.

Rhodes no longer has a left eye because of the serious trauma allegedly caused by Mitchell.

The Washington County Prosecuting Attorney's Office says the trial in Judge Randall Burnworth's courtroom will extend into Tuesday, July 18.