Ithaca Man Convicted in Police Officer Shooting Accused of Assaulting Corrections Officer
An Ithaca man who has been convicted in connection with the shooting of an Ithaca City Police Officer is facing new charges after assaulting a corrections officer in the Tompkins County Jail.
23 year old Jamel Booker is facing charges stemming from a fight in the county jail last week.
A corrections officer was injured in the scuffle, his injuries are unknown.
Booker is being held in the jail following his conviction on seven felony charges at a jury trial last month. Booker was arrested in connection with the shooting of Ithaca Police Officer Anthony Augustine. The jury did not reach a verdict on the most serious charge of attempted murder.
Booker is now facing a felony assault charge for this latest incident; he was arraigned in Town of Lansing Court and sent back to the County Jail.