(WKTV) - An inmate from the Marcy Correctional Facility was charged with felony aggravated harassment after he allegedly threw liquid human waste into the face and eyes of a correctional officer, New York State Police confirmed.
Ramon Hernandez, 31, was sent to prison in 2009 and had completed his sentence on a second-degree robbery charge on Thursday. He was arrested by troopers as he was walking out of the facility.
According to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Hernandez is accused of throwing what appeared to be liquid human waste into the face and eyes of a correction officer as he was making a routine security round around 9:15 p.m. on Christmas. The liquid was thrown through a cell door as the officer walked by.
The officer was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for pain and sensitivity to his eyes. He was treated and released and is currently off duty because of the injury.
Hernandez has been sent to the Oneida County Jail.