Holding Center Inmate Punches Deputy

Modified: April 6, 2016 12:23pm


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports a Deputy assigned to the Erie County Holding Center was attacked by inmate Charles Fonville while escorting him within the holding center.

Fonville, 19 of Buffalo, was charged with a felony count of Attempted Assault While Confined in a Correctional Facility and will also face administrative disciplinary action.  Fonville is currently housed in the holding center on criminal mischief charges from Buffalo Police.

The Deputy sustained injuries to the face and was treated at Erie County Medical Center.