Inmate charged with assaulting two jail deputies

An inmate already behind bars for murder is now accused of assaulting two Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Sergeant John D'Eredita says inmate Nakeem Archie, 20, was being escorted to his cell at the Onondaga County Justice Center Thursday when the incident happened. D'Eredita says Archie tried to punch one of the deputies. During a scuffle, one deputy was bitten, and another suffered injuries to his hands and feet.

Both deputies were treated at a local hospital and released.

Archie is now charged with two counts of second degree assault. He is currently awaiting sentencing on the murder conviction.