Police: Coos Bay man bites deputy's ear, combative during transport to jail

Kristopher M. Hyatt (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

COQUILLE, Ore. -- A Coos Bay man had to be restrained by multiple police when he became combative during transport to jail, Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Tuesday afternoon, Coos County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Coquille and Coos Bay police departments regarding a prisoner, 29-year-old Kristopher Hyatt of Coos Bay, being disruptive while being transported to the Coos County Jail for outstanding warrants.

Police say Hyatt was suspected of being under the influence of narcotics and was combative in the back of the patrol vehicle during transport.

Multiple deputies arrived on scene and attempted to get him to exit the vehicle in order to restrain him better, the report said.

Police needed to properly detain him, the report said, but he resisted efforts, biting one of the deputies more than once and drawing blood as a result.

After being brought under control, Hyatt was transported to Coquille Valley Hospital where he continued to be disruptive and combative with officers and nursing staff, police said.

The injured deputy was seen for his non-life threatening injuries and discharged from the Hospital.

Once Hyatt was discharged from the hospital, he was transported to the jail for the warrants, along with additional charges and will be lodged.

"The sheriff’s office has received multiple questions regarding this incident from citizens who witnessed it as many law enforcement officers responded to the call for help at Highway 42 near Garden Valley Road outside of Coquille," the report said.

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