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Auburn man indicted after attacking officer at Cayuga County Jail

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An Auburn resident, Sincere Harrison, was indicted by a grand jury for assaulting a custody officer at the Cayuga County Jail, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.


The indictment, which Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced, includes charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband and second-degree assault, both class D felonies.

The incident occurred on October 24 when Harrison allegedly struck a jail officer multiple times in the head with a closed fist as the officer was completing his rounds. This attack has now led to serious legal repercussions for Harrison, with the indictment indicating he knowingly had in his possession dangerous contraband when the assault took place.

The court has yet to schedule an arraignment date for Harrison, who is currently being held without bail. If convicted of the charges, Harrison could face up to seven years in state prison for each count, potentially totaling 14 years. The case underscores the ongoing risks law enforcement officials face while on duty in correctional facilities.