Suspect in St. Peters jail assaults officer, attempts escape

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Brandon Baker, 27

Brandon Baker, 27

ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)- A St. Peters Police Confinement Officer is recovering after being assaulted by an inmate. Brandon Baker, 27, of St. Peters, was jailed for traffic warrants and suspicion of burglary on July 24, 2015.

At an undisclosed time, the male confinement officer attempted to give Baker a new mattress. When the officer attempted to close the cell door, Baker pushed it open and strangled him for about 45 seconds. He then removed the officer’s radio and dragged him out of the cell and punched him in the face.

Baker then stole items from the officer, put on his shoes located outside of his cell door, and attempted to exit the jail facility.

Another confinement officer was just entering the facility and quickly realized what happened.  Other officers heard screaming from other prisoners and ran in to investigate the noise. Baker was quickly taken into custody in the booking area of the facility. He was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries associated with his assault.

The confinement officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries to his face and is still receiving medical care.

Baker has now been charged with Assault 1st on a Law Enforcement Officer, Robbery 2nd, and Escape/Attempt Escape from Confinement. He is currently being held at St. Charles County Jail on  $50,000 bond.