An Auburn Correctional Facility inmate who was up for parole this August will instead face up to five more years in the prison after pleading guilty Thursday to possessing multiple weapons while incarcerated.
Hector Sierra-Garcia, 42, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband, a class D felony, before Cayuga County Judge Thomas Leone, District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced in a release Monday.
Sierra-Garcia, according to state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision records, was incarcerated for first-degree attempted robbery, a class C felony, and first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband, a class E felony.
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According to the release, Sierra-Garcia was arrested in December 2018 after being found in possession of "three separate four to five inch ice-pick type weapons on his person and within his cell" while at ACF.
As part of the guilty plea, Sierra-Garcia will be sentenced to an additional term of 2.5 to five years in prison as a second-felony offender.
"We are pleased that the defendant has accepted responsibility for his conduct and appreciate the good work done by Corrections Officers in promptly apprehending this violent attacker and removing these weapons from circulation," Budelmann said in the release. "These enforcement actions protect everyone, corrections officers, inmates and the public, from injury or worse."