Attica inmate sentenced for injuring three guards

Attica artifacts being reviewed for display
Attica artifacts being reviewed for display

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. 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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