Inmate charged with assaulting jail deputis

Inmate Charged With Assaulting Deputies

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two deputies were taken to the Erie County Medical Center after they were assaulted by an inmate at the Erie County Holding Center, according to a news release. 

The deputies said Sunday they were injured while trying to prevent the inmate, Arriana Craig, 21 of Buffalo from banging her head against a toilet in her cell. 

Deputies were called to Craig's cell for reports of a disturbance. 

The deputies first ordered Craig to stop. When she didn't, they resorted to trying to physically stop her. Craig then started struggling and kicking.

Deputy Lombardo, a woman, suffered lower body injuries and Deputy Athans, a man, suffered upper body injuries.

Craig was charged Monday with two felony counts of assault and a count of obstructing governmental administration. In addition, Craig faces administrative disciplinary charges.

Craig is being held at the holding center on several charges from Buffalo, Tonawanda and Evans.  

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