LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted a Groveland Correctional inmate arrested for attacking and injuring a guard in 2016.
According to a press release from Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey, Lance Williams was convicted of felony Assault in the Second Degree.
“On July 9, 2016 Lance Williams deliberately and violently attacked Sgt. Grisewood at the Groveland Correctional Facility,” said Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill, who prosecuted the case. “Sgt. Grisewood had observed Lance Williams with contraband in the restroom. In an effort to retrieve that contraband Sgt. Grisewood was senselessly attacked and suffers injuries that he continues to deal with to this day. This conviction ensures justice for Sgt. Grisewood while also protecting our community.”
Now, Williams could face up to seven more years in prison.
The investigation was completed by the District Attorney’s Office, New York State Police and Groveland Correctional Facility staff.