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04/24/2013

JAIL INMATE FACES FELONY CHARGE AFTER BITING A JAILER

Bradley Travis Edmonston

     A Baxter County Jail Inmate has been charged with a felony crime after biting a Jailer on the arm Tuesday afternoon during a scuffle.  Inmate BRADLEY TRAVIS EDMONSTON was outside in the recreation yard.  He became upset when Jailers began conducting a search of his housing cell and began to cause a disturbance.

     Jailers responded to the recreation yard and ordered EDMONSTON to come back inside to lock down.  He refused to comply.  Three Jailers eventually took hold of EDMONSTON to escort him back inside.  A struggle ensued at this time, and EDMONSTON bit Jailer Jamie Binnion on his left forearm causing injury to him.  Jailers then used pepper spray to subdue the inmate.

     Jailer Binnion was treated at Baxter Regional Medical Center for his injuries.  Sheriff’s Investigators are in the process of charging BRADLEY EDMONSTON with Aggravated Assault on an Officer, a felony.  EDMONSTON was serving a sentence of incarceration after being convicted of misdemeanor charges in District Court for Probation Violation, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Appear, and Violating a No Contact Order.  His original sentence runs through May 25th

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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