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Former FCI Danbury Inmate Pleads Guilty to Assault Charge

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JONATHAN CRUZ-CARMONA, 33, formerly incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in New Haven to assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Cruz-Carmona is currently serving a federal sentence for murder with a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  On December 18, 2023, while incarcerated at FCI Danbury, Cruz-Carmona used a weapon fashioned from a broken pencil and two razor blades to assault another inmate, causing wounds to the victim’s chin and neck.  The injury was not life-threatening.

 At sentencing, which is not scheduled, Cruz-Carmona faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

Updated June 3, 2024

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