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Inmate Facing Charges After Tantrum Injured Brown County Dispatcher

Last updated on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

(BROWN CO.) - A Brown County inmate is facing additional charges after a Saturday evening tantrum injured a 911 dispatcher and caused approximately $5,000 in damage to a cell block.

The Brown County Sheriff's Department says that just after 7 p.m., Deputy Greg Pittman responded to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center on a report of an inmate out of control who was damaging the jail cell area.

Pittman went into the cell, along with officers from the Nashville Police Department.

The officers found that an inmate, 40-year-old Randall Medsker, had taken a metal cover off a cell door and thrown it several times at observation window glass, damaging four separate glass windows in the cell block area.

An unidentified 911 dispatcher suffered a minor injury from a small piece of broken glass that lodged in her right eye.

Officers drew their tasers and ordered Medsker back in his cell where he was then handcuffed and transported to a separate holding cell without further incident.

Medsker was in the Brown County Jail from an earlier arrest awaiting trial. He is now facing additional charges of criminal mischief and criminal recklessness.

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