Police: Man accused of Wyman murder assaulted in jail


ORISKANY. N.Y. (WKTV) - Christian Patterson, the man charged with murder in the death of Deputy Kurt Wyman, was allegedly assaulted by a fellow inmate at the Oneida County Jail.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, 32-year-old Alonzo Thomas of Utica is facing felony charges after he assaulted Patterson while the two were being housed in the same unit at the jail.

Patterson was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where he received stitches for injures sustained during the assault, police say.

The investigation into this incident continues.

Patterson is currently being held on murder charges stemming from the June 7, 2011 fatal shooting of Deputy Kurt Wyman.

Ironically, this is the second assault of a high-profile inmante at the Oneida County Jail in less than a week.

The man accused of killing a 6-year-old Sherrill girl, David Trebilcock, was punched repeatedly in the face, according to Sheriff Maciol. He was also sent to St. Lukes needing stiches.

Fellow inmate, Shaun Andrews, is expected to be charged with assault next week, police say.

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