Defecating, urinating inmate spits in deputy’s eye.

April 20, 2020

Defecating, urinating inmate spits in deputy’s eye.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 33-year-old Hesperia man allegedly spit in a sheriff’s deputy’s eye during his arrest and defecated and urinated in the Oceana County Jail following his arrest for bond violation early Monday morning, April 20.

A blood sample of the inmate was taken at Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in the Shelby to be tested for blood-borne pathogens, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The inmate has a known history of mental health issues, and the sheriff’s office is working to have him placed in a mental health facility. After his most recent stay at the jail, the man was placed in a mental health facility on the other side of the state, but he was discharged after allegedly assaulting a nurse.

The man was once again placed in the custody of the sheriff’s office after he called 911 around 2 a.m. Monday from the parking lot of Ed’s Orchard Market grocery store parking lot in Hesperia, threatening to kill people. When deputies arrived at the scene, the suspect spat at them, spitting in one of the deputies’ eyes, Mast said.

After being lodged in the jail, the man defecated and urinated on the cell floors and walls as he has done on previous occasions, Mast said.

The suspect is currently under physician-administered sedation and has been placed in a security cell, Mast said.

There is no room presently for the 5-foot, 11-inch 260-pound man to be admitted to a state mental health hospital. He has not been tested for COVID-19, Mast said.

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