Wesley Hills Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Reportedly Putting Rockland Correction Officer in Choke Hold

A Wesley Hills man faces attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly attacked a correction officer at the Rockland County Jail. Sheriff Lou Falco says 31 year-old Israel Simon Gourion refused to re-enter his cell Wednesday night. Falco says he attacked and put the officer in a choke hold. Another inmate came to the officer’s aid, until additional correction officers were able to respond and get Gourion under control. Gourion is charged with first degree Attempted Murder, second degree Assault, and second degree Strangulation. He was arraigned before Clarkstown Town Justice Scott Ugell and sent back to the Correctional Facility on $250,000 bail. It’s not clear why Gurion was in jail in the first place.

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