Inmate Housing Area Check Discovers 2 Shivs

Modified: February 23, 2018 10:05am

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Inmate Housed on Murder and Robbery Charges


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies in the Erie County Holding Center discovered two shivs secreted in the housing cell of inmate Jamell Chapman.


The shivs, made from sharpened plastic and fastened with cloth, were seized and Chapman is charged with a felony count of possessing dangerous contraband in prison.  In addition to the criminal charges, the inmate will face facility disciplinary action.


Chapman, 26, of Niagara Falls, is being held at the holding center without bail for robbery and murder-related charges from Buffalo Police.