A Tuscaloosa man arrested in July after he allegedly spit on police officers is facing a new felony charge, accused of biting a detention officer in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

The suspect, 21-year-old Kerry Sparks, was charged with assault with a bodily fluid this summer after he reportedly spit on Tuscaloosa Police officers who were responding to a domestic violence call.

When Sparks was jailed in July, his bond on a previous possession of marijuana charge was revoked, so he has been kept in the Tuscaloosa County since then.

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According to court documents filed this week, detention officers were trying to move Sparks from a regular jail dorm to an isolated space for inmates on suicide watch on November 14th when he became combative.

A deposition filed Wednesday alleges that after Sparks was handcuffed and was being moved out of the dorm, he blocked the path of a detention officer before lunging at him and biting him around his armpit.

The court document said the detention officer had to be taken to a local urgent care facility for treatment.

Sparks was charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony in addition to the five charges levied against him in July. He remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Friday.

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