McDOWELL COUNTY, NC (WSPA) A western North Carolina man – in jail for a probation violation – now faces a felony charge after deputies say he spit in an officer’s face.
Brandon Boyd Derreberry, 21, is charged with felony malicious conduct by a prisoner by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say he was in the McDowell County Jail on a misdemeanor probation violation. We’re told he began beating on his cell door on May 20 which caused a disturbance.
A sergeant at the jail tried to put Derreberry into a safety restraint chair according to investigators. That’s when the sheriff says Derreberry spit in the sergeant’s face.