Salad bars have sneeze shields. Now select jail inmates in Davenport have spit shields. When 24-year-old Heath Woods and 22-year-old Antonio Brown were found guilty of attempted murder and other crimes in Scott County District Court last month, Woods started spitting. He hit county attorney Bill Davis’ coat and he got a sheriff’s deputy in the eye. But neither Woods nor Brown were given the opportunity for a repeat performance yesterday. That’s when they were back in court, being sentenced to 25 years in prison for a July 29th shooting. Both men were required to wear what looked like diapers around their faces. Officials call them spit shields. Davis compared them to those belts that Japanese Sumo wrestlers wear during a match. And they did the job; no one was spat upon. Davis, who says his coat is at the cleaners, didn’t feel a bit sorry for Woods or Brown. He says it’s time for the boys to grow up.
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