Inmate Arrested for Attacking Erie County Sheriff Deputy

1:05 AM, Feb 29, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY -- An Inmate at the Erie County Holding Center was arrested for felony assault after he allegedly attacked a sheriff's deputy.

Officials say the incident happened when the inmate, Thomas S. Herrmann, age 48, of Longnecker Street, Buffalo, was returning to the Holding Center from a court appearance on Monday.

They say Herrmann was being escorted back to his cell when he attacked a deputy from behind, who in the process of unlocking a gate.

The deputy was taken to ECMC with a broken nose and neck and facial injuries.

Herrmann will be arraigned in Buffalo City Court.

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