Inmate faces charges for assault on an officer

ALDEN, NY (WIVB) An inmate at the Wende Correctional Facility is facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting a corrections officer Tuesday afternoon.

The officer was in the process of locking Allen Ector in his cell, when the inmate struck the officer several times in the face with a closed fist, according to authorities.

Ector was quickly restrained by the security staff at Wende. The corrections officer was transported to the facility emergency room before being taken by ambulance to St. Joesph’s Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci said, ”These acts of violence will not be tolerated.  We will prosecute any perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law, and we will also file internal charges against inmate Ector through our disciplinary system.”

Ector is serving 4 years for criminal possession of a controlled substance. The New York State Police have been notified. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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