Otsego County jail inmate accused of punching correctional officer

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - An Oneonta man jailed in the Otsego County Correctional Facility was charged Friday after he allegedly punched a correctional officer in January, the Otsego County Sheriff's Department said.

Michel Steven Harabet, 43, is charged with attempted assault in the second degree.

According to officials, on Jan. 20 correctional officers were escorting Harabet into his cell when he intentionally punched a male correctional officer. The officer was not injured.

Harabet was indicted in January. He was arraigned Friday and sent back to the jail on $15,000 bail. Harabet faces up to four years in state prison.


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