An inmate at the Chatham County Detention Center is charged with attacking an officer on June 16.
Derek Rogers attacked Officer Meeks, the officer assigned to watch
over him, just before 11 p.m. June 16, according to the Chatham County
Authorities say Meeks was working in one of the housing units when
Rogers began telling him the phones were not working. Meeks tried to
figure out the situation by asking the inmate what was going on.
Agitation then turned into aggression when Rogers crossed over on to the
platform that serves as Meeks' work station and physically assaulted
him. Meeks gave Rogers several directives to stand down but he refused.
Meeks was immediately assisted by other nearby officers.
Meeks was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening
injuries. Rogers has been charged with felony obstruction of an officer
with harm/injury. Roger's original charges from Port Wentworth were all