Inmate accused of stabbing deputy in head with pencil

News-DemocratOctober 31, 2013 

A Madison County Jail inmate faces charges after he stabbed a deputy in the head with a pencil when asked to remove paper covering a jail cell window.

Justin S. Creasey, 28, of 3542 Humphrey St. in St. Louis, was charged Thursday with two counts of felony aggravated battery.

Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli set the bail for Creasey at $100,000.

During a routine check of jail cells about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy saw that a paper covered the window to Creasey's cell.

The deputy asked Creasey to remove the paper and Creasey did not respond.

The deputy asked for backup from other deputies before entering the jail cell to check on Creasey's welfare.

When the deputies opened the door, Creasey threw a cup of liquid at them and stabbed one deputy in the back of the head with a pencil, causing a half-inch laceration.

Creasey put the second deputy in a head lock, knocking the deputy's glasses off and causing an abrasion.

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