DEPUTIES: Spitting Leads To Arrest In Beaufort County

An inmate is facing more charges after deputies say he spit on a detention officer's face and back.

Steven Jackson of Washington is charged with malicious conduct by a prisoner and assault on a government official.

On Tuesday, Beaufort County deputies say Detention Officer Richard Crandall was delivering linens to the cell blocks when the assault took place. The 23-year-old Jackson was being held in the jail awaiting transfer to the Department of Correction after a recent conviction.

Bond on the new charges was set at $6,000.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    I feel for all of the workers that have to deal with these disrespectful idiots...it would be a great day if the people dealing with them if they COULD WHOOP some A%%....why is it ok for the losers to be able to do whatever to whoever and get to be set up in a warm place to sleep, baths, meals, education, medical & dental access....KICK their A%%....and let them learn the hard way....it's a crying shame that joe public, has less rights then idiot criminals...."EYE FOR AN EYE"...maybe things would get back to being the way they should be!!!!...Thank you to all the officers as well as prison workers that keep these fools off the streets....
  • by John on Feb 4, 2010 at 07:05 AM
    I had a guy spit in my face when I was serving a commitment order. Nasty, he had HIV also, and was a nut. He was in the back seat and spit through the case and hit me in the face. By the time I got out and walked around the car I had calmed down just a bit...if we had been face to face with no cage inbetween, I probably would have lost my job that day. Anyway, I charged him and this was before it became a felony so he got a misdemeanor charge.
  • by Fresh Location: enc on Feb 3, 2010 at 08:01 PM
    Amen to what Fatty Bread said
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    THIS IS REAL SIMPLE,SPIT BACK WITH A COLD OR THE FLU!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Feb 3, 2010 at 04:38 PM
    now being a law man myself. i learned to take a cussing , fighting and trashtalking, but if someone spits on me there is gonna be an a@# whoopin, get your justice on the street. ask the ones that have done it! no charges just a tail whupin!!
  • by fatty bread Location: down under on Feb 3, 2010 at 04:30 PM
    i work mcon at maury correction.this really isnt't news,it happens everyday.the real news is when will we get help from our gorverment.spit IS nasty but it gets worst esecially when you get a big cup of warm do-do in the face.for the people that dont work in the prison system you will never believe what goes on in there or even care,but i leave you with this thought...please be glad that we are there to do this job by keeping these people in there,cause if not, these are the people that would be breaking in your house,raping your children and killing your parents.we deserve respect and deserve it often.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 04:30 PM
    Well, to Mr. Truth at 6:40 PM, its not your job to work around people that want to spit on you on day long. That's probably why you don't have those same protections. I have suggestion, next time the wind is blowing in your face, launch one in the air so you can get the same experience as working in a jail.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 03:40 PM
    If someone threw bodily fluids on me, I probably would want to know if they had any diseases.
  • by truth Location: washington on Feb 3, 2010 at 03:40 PM
    i wish i was a government official. i would have more rights than the average citizen. i thought there was equal rights, but not when it comes to the government. they really arent looking out for citizens i guess?????? he should be punished but this is miniscule, and to say i wouldnt have the same rights if i were spit on!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 03:24 PM
    STOP THE PRESS!!! BREAKING NEWS!!! Inmate spits on jailer. In other news, wait, it sounds like there's not much other news out there.
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