EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – An inmate at the Madison County jail is charged with attacking a guard.
33-year-old David Armstrong of Alton was being moved from one area of the jail to another Monday when he reportedly tried to run past a guard who opened his cell, scratching and clawing the deputy’s face.
Armstrong also tried to bite the deputy, according to a sheriff’s department report.
Armstrong, who was in custody on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault, now faces an additional count of aggravated battery.
The deputy was not seriously hurt.