Deputy bitten by female teen at hospital

Cary Ashby • Jul 15, 2013 at 11:22 PM

A domestic violence suspect is accused of biting a Huron County sheriff’s deputy while hospital staff were trying to get a blood screen from the prisoner.

“That was a a prisoner they brought in on third shift,” Maj. Mike Cooksey said about Briana Grizzell, 18, of 4749 W. River Road, Wakeman.

Lt. Chris Stanfield reported being assaulted at Fisher-Titus Medical Center about 1:45 p.m. Friday, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

Earlier, Grizzell was charged with domestic violence in connection with an incident involving two relatives, Cooksey said. Deputy Shannon Lyons, after arresting the suspect, transported her to the Huron County Jail.

“That wasn’t the assault (in the report); the assault was on Lt. Stanfield,” Cooksey said.

While Grizzell was at the jail, a mental health professional evaluated her and then she was transported to Fisher-Titus to be medically cleared. Cooksey also said while hospital staff members later tried to do a blood screen, Stanfield and the staff were holding down Grizzell.

“She bit him (Stanfield) in the forearm. It bruised him up pretty good. It didn’t leave teeth marks,” he said.

“From what Chris told me, she (Grizzell) tried to kick one of the nurses in the face, but missed,” added Cooksey, who hadn’t seen Stanfield’s report as of Sunday.

Stanfield was treated at the Fisher-Titus emergency room and released.

Cooksey said authorities transported Grizzell to a Toledo mental health facility.

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