NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Pollok man being arrested for a Class C misdemeanor Tuesday night now faces a felony charge after being accused of spitting at deputies on the way to jail.
Sheriff Thomas Kerss said deputies were taking Alexander S. Bondar, 22, to the Nacogdoches County Jail on a charge of public intoxication when he became belligerent and spit at the deputies taking him to jail.
Once he was at the jail, Bondar was still uncooperative and spitting at deputies and jailers, Kerss said. Jailers managed to constrain him in a violence chair and put a spit mask on him.
Bondar is now charged with assault of a public servant, a third-degree felony.
Kerss said the incident started shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday when Bondar showed up clearly intoxicated at a woman's property on State Highway 7 West. The woman did not know him and called authorities. When deputies arrived, they determined he was intoxicated and placed him under arrest.
Kerss said Bondar was found with alcohol but did not know if he was on any drugs.