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Holding center inmate charged with second attack on guards

A Buffalo felony suspect already facing charges for allegedly assaulting two Erie County Sheriff’s deputies during a Dec. 20 incident at the Erie County Holding Center was charged Monday with throwing an unknown liquid from his disciplinary cell onto another deputy early Saturday.

Jacob Melvin of Buffalo, awaiting trial for Buffalo felony crimes, is accused of throwing the liquid on Deputy Felix Peplowski when Peplowski went to help another who was trying to remove a bed sheet Melvin had hung over his cell block bars to hide himself.

Melvin, whose age was not available Monday evening. faces disciplinary proceedings for Saturday’s incident and for a Dec. 20 incident in which he allegedly began fighting two deputies who were delivering lunch to his cell.