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Auburn man gets prison for taking keys from deputy in Cayuga County

After a string of confrontations with law enforcement, an Auburn man was sentenced Tuesday in Cayuga County Court to 2.5 to five years in prison for taking keys from a custody officer in August.

While incarcerated in the Cayuga County Jail, 29-year-old Justin McDeid was transported to Auburn Community Hospital Aug. 12 after complaining of a “medical condition.” He then attempted to grab a set of keys from a custody officer inside the hospital room, but was restrained and never escaped custody.

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