Felon sentenced for attacking inmate, officer at Auburn prison

A 29-year-old man was given more prison time Tuesday for assaulting an inmate and a corrections officer at Auburn Correctional Facility in 2015.

Ashton Jacobs pleaded guilty in August to two reduced counts of second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony. At the time, Jacobs said he was incarcerated at Auburn prison in December 2015 when he used the lid of a soup can to cut another inmate. He then said he injured an officer who was trying to break up the fight.

According to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, the inmate sustained a deep cut to his forehead while the officer suffered bruises to his ribs, shoulder and knees in the scuffle.

 On Tuesday, Budelmann cited several phone calls that were recorded by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. In those calls, Jacobs allegedly asked a friend to order ceramic blades from Amazon and ship them to him in prison. The district attorney also said Jacobs claimed he was going to sue the state for an injury he received to his face during the assault.

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