News Wickenson DeMaitre, Rikers Island correction officer, indicted in death of inmate Victor Woods Wickenson DeMaitre, a Rikers Island correction officer, pleaded not guilty Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, after being indicted in the death of an inmate. Photo Credit: Bronx district attorney's office By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox September 25, 2015 4:29 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A Rikers Island correction officer was indicted Friday for his role in the death of an inmate at the jail complex last year, authorities said. The guard, Wickenson DeMaitre, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $50,000 bond, according to the Bronx district attorney's office. DeMaitre was supposed to turn himself in on August 11, but didn't. An attorney for DeMaitre declined to comment. The charges against DeMaitre, including second-degree falsifying business records and official misconduct, stemmed from the death of 53-year-old Victor Woods on October 1, 2014. Woods started convulsing in his cell overnight and DeMaitre, who was sitting at his post at the Anna M. Kross Center at the time, said he called for a medical team. Surveillance video, however, apparently showed DeMaitre took no action, according to the DA's office. Other inmates flagged down another officer, and she alerted the medical team. Woods died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, the DA's office said. If convicted, DeMaitre faces up to four years in prison. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 1. A pair of correction officers pleaded not guilty earlier this month after they were accused of recruiting inmates at Rikers to beat up another prisoner to teach him a lesson. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.