William Woolridge leaned on the railing in provincial court in Corner Brook on Friday morning as he awaited the start of his sentencing hearing.
Woolridge was convicted in September of assaulting a corrections officer by biting him on the hand.
The incident occurred in December 2016 while Woolridge was being processed at the Corner Brook lockup. The Crown is seeking a jail sentence of three-six months, while Woolridge is looking for a suspended sentence and probation.
Should Judge Wayne Gorman impose a jail sentence, Woolridge is asking that he be able serve it conditionally.