Investigators say a local man took a bite out of a Meridian police officer.
Meridian police say that suspect faces a charge of simple assault on a law enforcement officer.
Officials say Terry Dickerson, 31, was taken into custody Thursday on a misdemeanor and allegedly bit an officer on the leg while being processed at the county jail.
The officer is expected to return to normal duty.
Dickerson was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and simple assault on a police officer.