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Holding Center inmate pleads guilty to assaulting deputies

A woman with a long arrest record has pleaded guilty to assaulting sheriff’s deputies in the Erie County Holding Center.

Sherron Grant, 23, of Glenwood Drive, attacked four deputies since being locked up in the downtown facility, said Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

One deputy underwent reconstructive knee surgery as a result of her assault.

Grant also filed false statements alleging sexual assaults by deputies, Sedita said.

She has also repeatedly damaged her cell, Sedita said.

“Ms. Grant’s antics have cost Erie County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Sedita said.

Grant pleaded guilty this week to second-degree assault, second-degree attempted assault and second-degree filing a false sworn statement before Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case.

Grant entered the Holding Center in January for an assault charge while she was at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. In April, she was sentenced to eight months for assaulting an employee at the center. She has been arrested 11 times in the past seven years. Sedita said forensic examiners have found she does not suffer from a major mental disorder, even though she has been hospitalized at the psychiatric center.

Grant claimed she acted out because she was bored at the Holding Center and she filed the false statements about sexual assaults hoping to get deputies fired, Sedita said.

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