CHEROKEE, Iowa | An out-of-control inmate at Cherokee County Jail consumed parts of a telephone, according to authorities.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the jail for a call of an inmate causing damage March 27.

Law enforcement found Jerad Oldham, 37, of Newton, Iowa had taken apart an emergency call phone located in his jail cell, according to the sheriff’s Facebook page.

“From here Oldham had apparently consumed some of the parts to the emergency call phone,” the post stated on Thursday.

Barb Staver, civil deputy with the sheriff’s office, said no further information on the incident will be released.

Oldham was charged with criminal mischief of the 5th degree.

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