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A 45 year old Carnegie man already serving a lengthy prison sentence faces life if convicted of maiming an inmate in January.Todd Lynn McRae made his initial court appearance Tuesday in Caddo County District Court where he received a felony charge of maiming, according to court records. His bond was denied due to being committed to Department of Corrections custody.McRae is serving a 25 year sentence for a Noveber conviction in Caddo County for endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of possession of meth, according to court records. He was remanded to jail custody March 4 to await sentencing, court records indicate.McRae is alleged to have beaten Lindy Joe Cowling, another inmate, with his fists resulting in the damage to Cowling’s eye socket and the loss of an eye, according to the charge. Cowling, 54, of Carnegie,
is serving 10 years for a January guilty plea in Caddo County District Court for charges of distribution of meth and conspiracy to deliver meth, court records indicate.Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Smith said he was advised of a fight between the men and that Cowling suffered severe damage to his left eye and was bleeding from behind his eye socket. Cowling was transported to Anadarko Physician’s Hospital emergency room where a doctor advised he had severe damage to the socket and eyeball and would need emergency surgery to attempt to save the eye, the affidavit states.Cowling told the doctor that he’d jabbed a stick in that eye when he was 12 and he’s since had a dozen unsuccessful eye surgeries to fix the eye, Smith said. He has been unable to see out of the eye for 20 years. Surgery was performed and the socket repaired, however the eye had to be removed. The eye was replaced Jan. 25 doctors performed a primary enucleation with silicon implant, the affidavit states.Cowling told Smith that when he entered his cell Jan. 23, an Indian man asked why he was in jail and he said it was because of selling drugs to McRae, the affidavit states. The man told Cowling McRae was upstairs and he went to ask him “why he did this to him” and that is was “sorry” of him to have set him up, Smith said. McRae said not to tell anyone and Cowling went downstairs. McRae allegedly followed him to the ground floor and then began to strike Cowling four or five times with his fists before Cowling took him to the ground,
Smith said. Jailers then entered the room and broke up the fight.