Woodruff man accused of biting Oneida County corrections officer
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
A 24-year-old Woodruff man accused of biting an Oneida County corrections officer at the jail after being taken into custody Wednesday made an initial appearance Thursday in Oneida County Circuit Court.
Fabian M. St. Germaine faces a felony count of battery by prisoners and misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. His bond was set at $250 cash with the conditions he have no contact with two individuals mentioned in court records, not consume alcohol and stay out of taverns. St. Germaine is scheduled to return to court March 24 for his adjourned initial appearance.
According to a Woodruff Police Department report, an officer responded to a disturbance Wednesday on Elm Street where an individual stated he heard things being broken and commotion in the hallway before being approached by a male subject who punched him in the face.
After the officer observed broken glass scattered over the floor in the main hallway, the male subject later identified as St. Germaine could be seen with cuts to his hands while standing in the hallway yelling at the officer. St. Germaine refused to provide his name and stated that his best friend had just killed himself, according to the police report, which also noted a butcher knife was lying on the carpet.
The report further states that St. Germaine, who had a strong odor of intoxicants, was placed under arrest for battery and criminal damage to property as well as handcuffed when another officer responded to the scene. St. Germaine was taken to Howard Young Medical Center, where he refused all medical treatment. Before being taken to the county jail, St. Germaine had allegedly been banging his head and kicking a door inside a squad car.
Upon arrival at the jail, St. Germaine allegedly was uncooperative with jail staff, refusing to answer questions and change into a jail uniform, and had to be physically restrained and have his clothes cut off his body. When a corrections officer attempted to hold St. Germaine down, the police report further states St. Germaine bit a pinkie finger of the corrections officer, who was then able to get the finger out of St. Germaine’s mouth without breaking skin or needing medical attention.
While in a jail cell St. Germaine allegedly covered the camera in the cell, then was moved to a different cell and attempted to break the camera in there before covering the camera lens.
After St. Germaine refused to leave his cell and comply with orders, jail staff shot rounds of pepper balls into the cell and several other officers from the area came to the jail to assist with this matter as St. Germaine was eventually removed from the cell and placed into another cell, according to the report.