ITHACA, N.Y. — A six-count indictment has been filed against an Ithaca man officials say attacked police officers and created a bio-hazard when he defecated and urinated in his holding cell.

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Carmen D. Dechellis is facing a felony for aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate; misdemeanors for fourth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, fourth-degree attempted criminal mischief and third-degree criminal tampering; and a violation for second-degree harassment.

The charges stem from a Jan. 5 incident where Dechellis is accused of standing in a roadway attacking cars, attacking Ithaca police officers and threatening to kill them as well as creating a bio-hazard after he defecated an urinated in his holding cell.

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He’s also facing unrelated charges for petit larceny, trespassing and an open container violation.

On Jan. 8,  his bail was quadrupled at Ithaca City Court from $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond to $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

A police officer said Friday morning that Dechellis is still in custody.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.