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Additional Five-Year Sentence for Prison Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Robert Cameron Foust, 39, of Alabama, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Scott H. Rash to five years in prison. Foust will serve his five years consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving in CR 09-10100-JTM (District of Kansas). Foust previously pleaded guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. 

On October 18, 2018, Foust, an inmate at the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Federal Correctional Center, in Tucson, Arizona, attacked another inmate with a prison-made knife. The victim fell to the ground and Foust continued to stab him. In total, the victim sustained more than 20 non-life-threatening wounds. Foust later told agents that had the victim resisted or defended himself during the stabbing event, Foust would have “smoked” the victim. Foust also admitted that he had made the five-inch knife. At the time of the attack, Foust was already serving a 185-month sentence for Commercial Robbery, Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

The FBI and the Federal Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Serra M. Tsethlikai, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-19-00841-TUC-SHR
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-142_Foust

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Zachry Stoebe
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Updated September 28, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2023-142_Foust