ELKO — A man continually bashed his head into an Elko County Jail holding cell’s glass until it broke, leading to a charge of damage to jail property, said Sheriff Jim Pitts.
Jacob Valline, 29, was arrested early Wednesday morning on the 400 block of the downtown corridor for obstructing an Elko police officer.
“A man he was with was detained and he refused to leave and got in the middle of things,” Pitts said.
People who are arrested are often placed into one of the jail’s holding cells, which have shatterproof glass fronts. Valline was placed in a holding cell for a short period of time and became enraged for an unknown reason.
While in the cell he began yelling and hitting the window. Then he bashed his head into the glass until the glass cracked, Pitts said.
“He was very intoxicated when he came in and when he was released he had a big knot on his head,” Pitts said. “When deputies told him what he’d done, he was pretty apologetic.”
Valline was arrested for obstructing a police officer and damage to the jail. He was initially held on $5,637 bail before he was released, according to booking reports.