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Inmate bites Gregg Co. deputies during struggle

Cedric Ward. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail. Cedric Ward. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Around 7:48 last night, the Gregg county sheriff's office extraction team was forced to subdue an inmate who was non-compliant with deputies.

33-year-old Cedric Ward had flooded his cell from a toilet and was deemed "violently out of control." The sheriffs extraction team, wearing heavy protective padding and carrying protective shields, was forced to enter Wards cell and subdue him.

During the struggle, Ward "bit" two of the officers.

Ward was charged with two counts of assaulting a public servant causing bodily injury and assessed a $50,000 bond on each charge.

The deputies were not seriously injured.

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