MAYVILLE – A man was sentenced in court for the assault of a corrections officer.
51-year old Oliver D Bookman had been convicted by a Chautauqua County Jury of Assault in the Second Degree, a class D violent felony, earlier in the year. Bookman attacked and injured a Chautauqua County Correction Officer while housed in the local jail.
Brookman was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 7 years in state prison plus 3 years of parole supervision.
Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt thanks the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, and in particular, the Corrections Officers who oversee the jail, for their hard work and dedication.
“An assault on any person is bad enough, but any attack on the men and women who serve our community and put themselves in harm’s way to protect the rest of us is terrible and egregious. I hope this conviction sends a message to the community that these types of crimes will not be tolerated in Chautauqua County.” Schmidt stated,