Published: May 02, 2012 5:25 PM EDT
Updated: May 02, 2012 7:00 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lynn Bauer, a 42-year-old male inmate at the Lee County Jail, was charged with battery after he allegedly grabbed a corrections deputy and spit in his face.

According to the LCSO report, the deputy was conducting a floor check when he heard Bauer making a commotion in his cell. As the deputy approached the door to calm Bauer down, the inmate grabbed his collar and pulled him into the cell bars. Bauer began yelling and spitting at the deputy's face. Another deputy came to his aid, spraying the inmate with pepper spray until he let go of the victim.

Bauer was assessed by the nurse and deemed medically stable.

The victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment.