Attica inmate sentenced for injuring three guards

Orange is the lucky color this year for those selected as food judges.  We gather at 11 am at the Hampton Inn and put on our shirts!
Orange is the lucky color this year for those selected as food judges. We gather at 11 am at the Hampton Inn and put on our shirts!

ATTICA, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Attica inmate was sentenced Wednesday to six to 12 years in prison for attacking two Attica Correctional Facility guards last August.

Delanta Spires, 29, went before Wyoming County Judge Michael Mohum to hear his sentence, which will be served consecutive to his current prison term. Spires is already serving time for a 2012 robbery conviction that occurred in New York City.

Corrections officers confronted Spires, accusing him of hiding prescribed drugs instead of swallowing them for the purpose of selling them to other inmates. A fight ensued in which one guard  was knocked unconscious, suffering fractures to his face and jaw.

Two other  guards were injured in the incident. One suffered bite marks on his arm and the other went to the hospital for a serious knee injury.

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