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Former Auburn Correctional inmates charged with rioting

Five inmates at the Auburn Correctional Facility have been accused of rioting in an indictment handed up by a Cayuga County Grand Jury.

The rioting charges were connected to an incident that resulted in several corrections officers being hurt in the incident last spring.

Co-defendants were identified as Michael Motta, Kenneth Scott, Darryl Wright, Phillip Bradley and Russell Williams. They were all charged with first-degree riot, a class E felony. Motta and Williams were also charged with second-degree assault. Scott and Wright were charged with three counts of second-degree assault.

The Citizen reports that all defendants entered a plea of not guilty in front of Cayuga County Criminal Court Judge Mark Fandrich on Wednesday.

The New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association said that eight officers were sent to the hospital in an incident that occurred on May 11th.

All of the inmates are serving out varying length multi-year sentences.


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