A former inmate at a Lansing prison has been convicted of battering a state correctional officer, according to a prosecution official.

A former inmate at a Lansing prison has been convicted of battering a state correctional officer, according to a prosecution official.

James Spooner, 35, was found guilty Tuesday of one count of battery on a state correctional officer. The conviction followed a jury trial that began Monday in Leavenworth County District, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.

The battery reportedly occurred Oct. 9, 2016, while Spooner was an inmate at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Spooner attempted to enter an unauthorized area. When stopped, he became angry and attacked a corrections officer, hitting the officer in the face several times, according to Thompson.

Spooner testified during the trial. While being cross-examined, he reportedly became began yelling and using profane language. He then was removed from the courtroom, according to Thompson.

Spooner is in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail as he awaits sentencing.