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Two inmates indicted on charges of possessing weapons at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility


WATERTOWN — Two state prison inmates have been indicted on allegations that they possessed weapons while incarcerated at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.

Marcel N. Smith, 33, now an inmate at Mohawk Correctional Facility, and Mamadou Fofana, 27, now at Riverview Correctional Facility, Ogdensburg, each are charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The charges were contained in grand jury indictments handed up Wednesday in Jefferson County Court.

It is alleged that during a random check Nov. 29 at the Cape Vincent prison, Mr. Smith possessed a 3-inch sharpened nail with a masking tape handle with the intent to use it as a weapon against another and that Mr. Fofana possessed a toothbrush with a razor blade melted into it, also with the intent to use it as a weapon.

According to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website, Mr. Smith is serving a seven-year prison sentence imposed in 2012 in Albany County for a second-degree criminal possession of a weapon conviction, while Mr. Fofana is serving a 10-year sentence imposed in 2009 in Westchester County for a first-degree robbery conviction.

Other indictments handed up include:

Eugene Muhammad Jr., 48, Watertown, is charged with aggravated criminal contempt, two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. It is alleged that on May 2 in Watertown he violated a City Court order of protection by striking Anne M. Walton in the face and pulling her hair, resulting in cuts, bruising and substantial pain. It also is alleged that he placed Ms. Walton in fear of injury by displaying a knife. It is further claimed that he violated an order of protection issued on behalf of an 8-year-old boy by grabbing the youth by an arm and shoving him into stereo equipment, causing a bruise to the child’s forehead.

Michael P. Hills, 48, address not available, faces counts of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. It is alleged that on Aug. 17 in the town of Orleans he engaged in sexual intercourse with a 25-year-old woman who was incapable of giving her consent by reason of being physically helpless.

Kylen M. Smith, 21, address not available, is charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. It is alleged that his vehicle was traveling at 84 mph in a 65 mph zone on Sept. 28 on Interstate 81 in the town of Watertown and that his driver’s license had at least 10 suspensions against it at the time.

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