SOUTH BEND — Four St. Joseph County Jail deputies were assaulted by an inmate Monday afternoon who allegedly sprayed them with his urine.
Carl Ledford, a 32-year-old "extreme caution" inmate, refused to comply with deputies who tried to move him to a new cell, according to a report from the incident.
After ignoring verbal commands, he allegedly stuck his hand out of his cell’s food slot and sprayed four deputies with his urine from a spray bottle.
Four deputies were allegedly hit -- three of them in the face.
After his bottle was empty, Ledford allegedly returned to his cell toilet for a refill.
He struck two of the deputies a second time before back-up workers entered his cell and used a Taser on him, according to the report.
Ledford was eventually handcuffed, taken to a shower to decontaminate himself, and placed in a restraint chair for his safety and the safety of the jail, according to a jail report on the incident.
Ledford is now facing one count of battery by body waste, a class D felony.
He was convicted in 1999 on a federal bank robbery charge, according to federal prison records. In October, he was caught with marijuana in his system while on supervised release, and was sentenced to six-months in the county jail, records showed.
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