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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Inmate At Florence Prison Indicted for Assault and Resisting a Federal Employee

Defendant was serving time at Florence for Hobbs Act Robbery Out of New York

DENVER – On May 2, 2018, a federal grand jury in Denver indicted Avery White, age 31 and an inmate of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”), on two counts of assaulting and resisting a federal employee, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced.  White made his initial appearance yesterday afternoon where he was advised of the charges pending against him as well as his rights. 

According to the indictment, on or about January 8, 2018, while at the United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, White intentionally forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with the victim, an officer and employee of the BOP, while the victim was engaged in and on account of the performance of his official duties. The indictment charges that White inflicted bodily injuries upon the victim that included, among other things, (a) an abrasion on his forehead above the left eyebrow; (b) a slight injury to the left wrist; (c) a potential concussion; and (d) headaches approximately once or twice a week for three weeks after the incident. Each assault count carries a maximum penalty of not more than 8 and 20 years imprisonment, respectively, and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI and the Special Investigative Service of the Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated this matter.  The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan G. Villaseñor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay C. Cook.

The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Component(s): 
Contact: 
Jeff Dorschner 303-454-0243 Jeffrey.Dorschner@usdoj.gov
Press Release Number: 
CASE NUMBER: 18-cr-00217
Updated June 6, 2018