GRAYSON COUNTY -- A sheriff's deputy is recovering after being bit in the hand by an inmate. It happened Monday as deputies were booking the suspect into the county jail.
Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary says it’s not the first time a corrections officer has been attacked, but it is one of the first cases of an officer being bitten by an inmate.
Officials say 22-year-old Jamie Deontrey Wilson was arrested yesterday for failing to display headlights after an incident in Sherman.
Wilson was then taken to the Grayson County Jail, and after he was allowed to make his phone call, became agitated and started yelling at the corrections officers that were taking him to a holding cell.
As he was being placed in the cell, Wilson bit one of the officers on the index finger.
The bite was so severe doctors were afraid to close the wound because of the risk of infection.
Another officer who tried to separate the two men was bitten by Wilson as well, but his injury was not as severe.
Wilson is being charged with aggravated assault on a public servant for the ordeal.
"We know officers that are out on the street face dangers every day, we don’t normally think of injuries coming to our corrections officers, but this is an indication that things go bad in the jail, and there can be serious injuries," said Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary.
Wilson is a defendant in at least two cases in Grayson County, sexual assault of a child and aggravated assault with a weapon.
His bond is set at $105,000.