STANFORD - A Lincoln County grand jury recently indicted a 20-year old man charged with biting a Stanford police officer and punching a state trooper during his arrest.
Jedidiah J. Meade, 121 Citation Drive, Danville, was indicted on two counts of third-degree assault, trafficking in marijuana, and first-degree possession of cocaine.
According to police reports, officers were advised that a suspicious man was behind a house on Powell Street in Stanford about 3:30 a.m. April 13. The man allegedly lunged at officers, striking Trooper Eric Taylor in the side and biting Stanford officer T.J. Hill on the arm, drawing blood. Marijuana and cash allegedly were later found on Meade.
Stanford Detective Rick Edwards was the grand jury witness.
Bail has been set at $10,000 - 10 percent cash. Arraignment will be 10 a.m. June 11 in Lincoln Circuit Court.