Parole Violator Sucker Punches Deputy in Holding Center

Modified: July 11, 2019 7:16am

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Deputy Sustained Head Injuries


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Sheriff’s Office charged an Erie County Holding Center inmate with two felony assault charges following an attack on a Deputy.


On July 3 at approximately 10:25 a.m., a Deputy was escorting 23-year-old Khalil Muhammad back to his cell when the inmate suddenly punched the Deputy in the head.  Additional Deputies responded to the unit, and the inmate was subdued and placed in his cell.


The inmate is charged with felony counts of assault while confined in a correctional facility and assaulting an officer.  Muhammad was remanded to the holding center for a parole violation when the attack occurred.


The Deputy suffered a broken nose among other upper body injuries and remains out of work.


The inmate is also facing administrative charges for the attack.