NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A 23-year-old criminal mischief suspect allegedly started biting, kicking, and scratching Nacogdoches police officers after they put him in handcuffs early Sunday morning.
Later, when the man was being taken to the county jail, he spat on the NPD officer driving the patrol unit, according to the arrest affidavit.
Decorian Wayne Forney, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a third-degree felony assault of a public servant charge, a third-degree felony harassment of a public servant charge, and a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.
Collectively, the bond amount was set at $50,000 for Forney's two felony charges.
According to the arrest affidavit, Nacogdoches PD officers went to speak with Forney on Durst Street Sunday morning because he was the suspect in a criminal mischief incident. Forney allegedly refused to cooperate with the officers, and they put him in handcuffs.
At that point, Forney started resisting the NPD officers by biting, scratching and kicking, the affidavit stated. He allegedly bit two of the officers and caused bodily injury. A third officer was injured when Forney scratched him, the affidavit stated.
After the Nacogdoches PD officers got Forney under control, they put leg irons on him and placed him in the back of a patrol unit. As Forney was being taken to the county jail, he allegedly spat through the metal cage, striking an NPD officer in the face.
The NPD officers then put a spit mask on Forney, the affidavit stated. However, Forney allegedly managed to rip the mask off of his face and continued spitting in the patrol unit.
When the NPD patrol unit got to the county jail, Forney was put in a restraint chair.