Six criminal cases have been filed since March against a Wood County inmate staying at the Waupaca County jail.
Kendell J. Gaetz, 19, Wisconsin Rapids, was charged June 19 with battery to an officer, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.
His prior charges include discharging bodily fluids at an officer, criminal damage to property, and multiple counts of battery to an officer, resisting and disorderly conduct.
Gaetz was convicted of fourth-degree sexual assault, possession of a switchblade knife, resisting an officer and bail jumping in Wood County and is currently serving a nine-month jail sentence.
According to the criminal complaint, shortly after 1 p.m. on May 25, Gaetz and another inmate were kicking their cell doors in the second-floor A-pod.
Before officers responded, Gaetz reportedly began banging his head against his steel bunk bed. Sgt. Jesse Cuff and Deputy Neil Geifer removed Gaetz from his cell and escorted him to the nurse’s station for an examination of possible injuries.
After the exam, the nurse cleared Gaetz, but told Cuff that Gaetz should be placed in the suicide-watch cell.
According to the criminal complaint, Gaetz became “agitated and aggressive” as the corrections officers were escorting him to the suicide-watch cell.
During the stuggle, the deputies escorted Gaetz to the floor and Cuff’s left hand was broken.