Man charged with biting officer gets three months in jail
A Mitchell man accused of biting a police officer in March was sentenced Tuesday to three months in jail for obstructing law enforcement.
Jamie Norton, 42, pleaded guilty to the charge at the Davison County Public Safety Center.
Norton was arrested on March 23 after police responded to a residence in the 700 block of North Kimball Street in Mitchell.
According to court documents filed after his arrest, Norton pulled his arms away when law enforcement tried to handcuff him. He reportedly bit an officer's arm while being put in a patrol vehicle, then kicked the vehicle's windows while being transported to the Davison County Jail, where he gave a PBT of 0.214.
"I don't remember, but I do apologize for my actions, and I understand that alcohol affects my brain," Norton said at his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to the Class 1 misdemeanor.
In addition to being ordered to spend 90 days in jail, toward which he was given credit for three days served, Norton was ordered to pay a $200 fine, $86.50 in court costs and a $26.50 grand jury transcript fee. He must continue with the counseling and medical services he's already using, and he must be on good behavior for one year, during which time he cannot consume alcohol.