Bond set for Foley man accused of beating corrections officer

Baldwin County

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — 27-year-old Joshua Sanks appeared on a video monitor from the Baldwin County Jail.  Dressed in a yellow prison uniform signifying high security, a high-risk inmate, he is charged with assaulting two corrections officers and disarming one of the officers.

On Monday, while in the Foley City Jail, an unidentified corrections officer was checking on Sanks.  As he opened the cell door he was immediately attacked, according to a police spokesman, beaten unconscious and then tased with his own taser. A second corrections officer was also injured while trying to help.

During his bond hearing, pictures of the officer’s injuries, which included a head wound and broken ribs, were shown to District Judge William Scully along with a request to double up on the bond amounts because of the nature of the attack.

Judge Scully set bond at 125 thousand dollars, four times higher than normal for the assault charges and almost doubled the bond amount for the charge of disarming a corrections officer.

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