Polk County, Florida-- A South County Jail inmate has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer after he poked a deputy in the eye during a violent struggle Monday.
According to Polk County Sheriff's officials, this battery charge is the fifth of its kind for 24-year-old Odane Shakes, who has been an inmate at the jail since October 6, 2012.
Shakes was originally arrested for theft, but was additionally charged after he kicked the arresting deputy, attempted to bite several other deputies, and damaged the van that transported him to the jail that day.
And over his six months behind bars, officials say Shakes has grabbed and pulled a deputy into his cell, kicked another deputy, and made an attempt to take an officer's taser during a court appearance transport.
Shakes was also charged for breaking his cell window and trying to escape the jail back in January.
The inmate's "dangerous behavior" landed him in an isolation cell- the setting for his latest law enforcement officer battery.
According to Monday's arrest affidavit, it was around 4:30 p.m. when Shakes tried to leave the cell, and was stopped by Detention Deputy Justin Hall.
He immediately grew violent, and hit Deputy Hall until the two fell to the ground in a struggle. Other officers swarmed to assist the officer, but reports say Shakes didn't stop.
In the midst of the chaos, Shakes made an attempt to stab Deputy Hall in the face with a pen from his shirt pocket.
He was not able to cause damage with the pen, but reports say Deputy Hall ended up with a torn cornea after Shakes stabbed him in the eye with his finger.
The fight ended as assisting deputies got a hold of Shakes and placed him back in his isolation cell.
Deputy Hall was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his torn cornea. He is expected to recover.