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Jailed Springfield man charged with assaulting corrections officer

  • Minimum Security building at Hampshire County Jail.



Staff Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2018

NORTHAMPTON — Aaron Kelly-Griffin, who is being held in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction on charges that include murder, was arraigned Wednesday in Northampton District Court on charges that include assault and battery on a correctional officer.

Kelly-Griffin, 27, of Springfield, was arraigned before judge Jacklyn Connly, and $10,000 cash bail was agreed to on the charges. The court was also informed that Kelly-Griffin was considering hiring private counsel.

He will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 15.

According to his court file, on Nov. 27, in the Hampshire County House of Correction, Kelly-Griffin allegedly shoved Lt. Jake McCormick. It is then alleged that he grabbed McCormick by the front of his shirt and shoved him against the cinder-block wall of the housing unit.

After McCormick called for assistance, Kelly-Grifiin allegedly did not comply with multiple orders to stop resisting.

McCormick missed work because of injuries suffered from the incident, court records state.

Kelly-Griffin is charged with assault and battery on a correctional officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing a correctional institution.

Kelly-Griffin’s murder trial will take place in Hampden Superior Court.

Bera Dunau can be reached at bdunau@gazettenet.com.