Tonawanda News

Local News

July 12, 2014

Inmate attacks officer at Niagara County Jail

Tonawanda News — An inmate at the Niagara County Jail threw urine on a corrections officer early Friday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. 

Kevin J. Horton, 42, homeless, was charged with aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate, a class E felony. Horton is currently incarcerated on burglary charges for an incident on June 27 in the City of Lockport.  

According to the Sheriff's Office, the corrections officer was making his rounds in the jail about 12:15 a.m. when Horton made a loud noise toward him. When the officer turned to face him, Horton made a throwing motion with a styrofoam cup at him, striking him on the left side of the face with an unknown liquid which turned out to be urine. 

The officer recovered from the shock of the liquid hitting him in time to see Horton scoop another full cup of urine out a toilet and throw it at him again. The officer was able to avoid the second attempt and moved out of the way. Throughout the entire incident, Horton was yelling "run, fat man, run" at the officer, the Sheriff's Office said. 

Horton was arraigned in Lockport Town Court, where bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He is due back in Lockport Town Court on July 17.

1
Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook
Front page
NDN Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament