Crime & Courts
Rap sheet against Polk inmate keeps growing
An inmate who has been behind bars at the Polk County jail for nearly six months keeps racking up charges, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. For the fourth time since his arrest, battery charges have been added against 24-year-old Odane Shakes, who has been an inmate in the South County Jail since Oct. 6. According to an affidavit, around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Shakes tried to leave an isolation cell against deputies’ orders. When Detention Deputy Justin Hall used his body to block Shakes from leaving the cell, the inmate began hitting Hall. Other detention deputies came to Hall's aid, at which time Shakes and Hall fell to the ground. Shakes used an ink pen he grabbed from Hall and tried to him in the facial area with it. Shakes then stabbed Hall in the eye with a finger, injuring Hall’s cornea, the affidavit said.Deputies subdued Shakes and placed him back into his isolation cell. Hall was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his torn cornea; he is expected to recover, deputies said. Shakes was in the isolation cell due to his dangerous behavior, deputies said. In addition to the new charges, the charges against Shakes include:
Theft and resisting arrest, stemming from his original arrest.
Criminal mischief and battery on a law enforcement officer, added Oct. 6 when Shakes allegedly kicked a detention deputy, flailed and resisted and attempted to bite several other deputies, and damaged the jail transport van while deputies were transporting him from Central County Jail to South County Jail.
Two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, added Oct. 19 when Shakes allegedly grabbed a deputy and pulled him into his cell, then kicked another deputy who arrived to assist.
Resisting arrest, added Oct. 31.
Escape and criminal mischief, added Jan. 19 when Shakes allegedly broke a window in his cell in an attempt to escape.
Battery on a law enforcement officers and depriving a law enforcement officer of means of protection, added Feb. 26 when Shakes allegedly attempted to grab a stun gun off of a deputy's tool belt in the booking area in Bartow while being transported from a court appearance back to South County Jail.
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