A former inmate of the medium security prison in Cape Vincent was charged this week with assaulting a corrections officer.
Terrence Pickering, 25, was accused in a March 9 attack on corrections officer Robert Augliano, 43.
State police said Pickering was ordered out of a dormitory after he became unruly.
Pickering allegedly elbowed Augliano in the chest, prompting a struggle between the two.
As Augliano attempted to frisk Pickering, he felt a loud 'pop' from his left leg. Augliano subsequently underwent surgery for a broken leg.
Pickering, who is now an inmate in Malone, appeared in Cape Vincent town court Tuesday night.
State police said that while Pickering may not have directly caused the injury, he's responsible under the law because he was trying to stop Augliano from doing his duty when the injury took place.
Assaulting a peace officer is a class 'C' felony, officials said.
Friday, December 9, 2016, Watertown, NY
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