White County inmate battling staph infection

White County inmate battling staph infection
(Source: KATV)

(KAIT/KATV) - One inmate in White County is battling a nasty infection and there is disagreement if enough is being done for treatment.

According to KATV, on May 13 police say Christopher Cox was using his hands to fight an officer. Now his hand is fighting a staph infection.

Cox faces charges of battery of a law enforcement officer, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Captain Brandon Grimes says that Cox is definitely getting medical treatment for his hand but because of patient confidentiality laws he could not offer specifics.

"We have a contract through Turn Key Health Clinics where we have a nurse here at the facility seven days a week, 12 hours a day," Grimes said. "And they provide medical care to the inmates."

Captain Grimes says that last week the White County Jail passed its annual state inspection.

Click here to read what a friend of Cox says about his treatment.

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