Deputies: Inmate charged with assault after biting guard
by Madasyn Czebiniak
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Christopher “Montel” Ball
Christopher “Montel” Ball
An inmate at the Calhoun County Jail was arrested on an assault charge Thursday after he bit a correction officer on the hand as the guard tried to restrain him, deputies at the Sheriff’s Office said today.

Christopher “Montel” Ball, 18, faces a second-degree assault charge involving a police officer, a felony, according to a police report.

According to Matt Wade, the chief deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Ball bit the officer as he tried to put the inmate into a restraint chair around 7:30 p.m. Wade said Ball also spit on the officer and other officers trying to restrain him.

The chief deputy said the bite Ball was charged over drew blood, and the officer was taken to Regional Medical Center Thursday for treatment.

According to Wade, Ball faces 56 previous disciplinary charges for damaging county property. Wade said that Ball was originally arrested on a third-degree burglary charge in June. Since then, Ball has also been charged with domestic violence and promoting prison contraband, the chief deputy said.

Ball was in the Calhoun County Jail today with a bond set at $5,000.

His court date is set for Dec. 19, according to a police report.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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