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A Portland 17-year-old was charged Sept. 4 for an assault on a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy.

Devin Page was arrested Sept. 1 in Steedman after his father reported the teen had assaulted him during an argument — knocking the father's head against the edge of a cabinet and punching him about a dozen times, according to the arrest report. The victim was left with a 7-inch cut and swelling on his head.

Page was charged with third-degree domestic assault. He had previously been arrested for allegedly assaulting his father June 30 following a fight between the two.

While Page was incarcerated, Sgt. Billy Kamp arrived at the jail following reports Page would not enter his cell. Kamp confronted Page, backed by Corrections Officer Caleb White.

Kamp wrote in his probable cause statement he verbally commanded Page to walk into his cell, but Page refused.

"I grabbed Page's right wrist/arm as (White) grabbed Page's left arm and we pulled Page to his feet," Kamp wrote. "Page locked his arms in front of him and let his legs go limp, causing CO White to lose his balance."

White and Page went down, with Page colliding with Kamp's leg and bending it against a bench.

"I immediately felt a sharp pain in my left knee and it hurt to walk on/use it," Kamp stated. "After falling to the ground, Page bit CO White's upper left forearm. Later I observed distinct teeth marks and redness around the area."

Following the struggle, Page was secured with wrist restraints and placed in a restraint chair, Kamp said.

"While being secured in the restraint chair, Page stated he would no longer resist because he had already had his 'fun,'" Kamp wrote.

The deputy was treated in a local hospital and later released, though he remains on medical leave, Lt. Curtis Hall stated Monday evening. On Thursday, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Page with felony assault of a special victim.

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