Man convicted in police shooting charged with jail assault

By Haley Burton

May 2, 2013 Updated May 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Ithaca man convicted on charges related to shooting a police officer last month was charged Tuesday with assaulting a corrections officer in jail.

Jamel Booker, 23, of Ithaca, is charged with assault in the second degree, a felony.

Booker, who is currently an inmate at the Tompkins County jail, was arrested on April 30. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office says the charge stems from an altercation inside the jail that involved Booker. During the altercation, a corrections officer was injured.

The Sheriff's office is not releasing any additional information on the injuries.

Booker was arraigned in Town of Lansing Court. He is in the county Jail on $10,000 cash bail.

Booker was convicted April 22 by a jury on seven charges related to the Oct. 2012 shooting of Ithaca Police Officer Anthony Augustine, including aggravated assault of a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon.

Jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision on an attempted murder charge.