Alden, NY – Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia reports that an incarcerated individual at the Erie County Correctional Facility was charged after assaulting corrections officers on May 9, 2023.
At approximately 5:15 p.m., 20-year-old Jeremy Furment lunged at the officers with a closed fist. He struck both officers in the face causing injuries.
The officers were taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of facial lacerations and were released.
Furment is charged with two felony counts of assault – while confined in a correctional facility, a felony count of criminal mischief for breaking an officer’s eyeglasses, and a misdemeanor count of obstruction of governmental administration.
The defendant is held without bail following his arrest by Buffalo police on felony weapons charges.
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