A man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to throwing urine and feces at officers in the Passaic County Jail.
Jamar Ramos, 27, of Paterson, admitted to the offenses in a virtual court appearance. He was being held at the jail on gun charges when the incidents occurred.
On June 14, 2020, Ramos was in a taxicab on Amity Street. Police pulled over the vehicle and arrested him for having a gun in his possession, he admitted in court.
On November 28, 2020, he took a glass of water and threw it at the face of an officer at the jail. He was charged with aggravated assault.
On January 5, 2021, he threw urine at an officer in the jail.
On January 22, 2021, he threw urine and feces at another officer, striking him in the back.
Ramos pleaded guilty to all four offenses. As part of the plea deal, he will be sentenced to five years in state prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 42 months.
His sentence for the aggravated assault offense is three years in prison and 18 months for the two offenses of throwing bodily fluids at the officers. Both will run concurrently with the five-year sentence for the weapons charge, according to Passaic County assistant prosecutor Bulent Can.
Ramos went up to the 10th grade in school before dropping out, he said. He told Passaic County judge Justine Niccolai that he has trouble reading. He takes medicine to keep himself calm, he said in court.
Ramos is scheduled to be sentenced on April 23.