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Inmate attacks deputies, police say

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 9:18 a.m. CST

EDWARDSVILLE (MCT) — A St. Louis man was charged Thursday with two felonies for attacking Madison County jail deputies, officials said.

Justin S. Creasey, 28, of the 3000 block of Humphrey Street in St. Louis, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery in Madison County Circuit Court.

According to a press release from Capt. T. Mike Dixon of the Madison County Sheriff's Department, on Wednesday at about 4:15 p.m., a jail deputy, conducting routine rounds in the jail, observed paper covering the observation window into Creasey's cell. The deputy ordered Creasey to remove the paper covering from the window. Creasey failed to reply to the deputy or comply with the order to remove the paper.

The deputy requested the assistance of fellow deputies and entered the cell, intending to check the welfare of Creasey and remove the paper from the window. Upon opening the cell door, Creasey threw a cup of unknown liquid at the deputies. Creasey attacked the deputies and stabbed one deputy in the back of the head with the pencil. Creasey grabbed a second deputy in a head lock, knocking his glasses off, and caused an abrasion to his face. Jail deputies were ultimately able to subdue Creasey and remove the paper from the observation window.

The deputy who was stabbed with the pencil sustained a half-inch long laceration to the back of his head, and was treated by the jail's medical staff.

The warrant and information were issued by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli. Bond was set at $100,000.

(c)2013 The Telegraph (Alton, Ill.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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