CRESTVIEW – An Okaloosa County Jail inmate who threw a cup of coffee at a correctional officer was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.

The 35-year old inmate admitted he’d spilled his coffee on an officer, but said it was an accident. When they asked if he had anything else to say, the inmate apologized.

But after he threw the coffee, which struck the officer on his right arm and leg, another officer heard the inmate say, “That’s for not answering me. You will respect me.”