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Inmate assaulted in Niagara County Jail

LOCKPORT — An inmate was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo with head injuries and seizures following an alleged assault by another inmate in the Niagara County Jail on Saturday.

The 35-year-old victim, Michael Pula of Oriskany, NY, was hospitalized following the reported attack and has since been discharged from the hospital.

According to an incident report he was assaulted by Shawn M. Pryor, 24, of Packard Court, Niagara Falls.

No charges have been filed in the case which remains under investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Bureau.