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Missouri Man Sentenced to 40 Months for Assault at Federal Medical Center

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Brandon Terelle Ewing, age 35, of St. Louis, was sentenced yesterday, to 40 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  Judge Caldwell also ordered Ewing to pay $12,599.48 in restitution to the victim’s family.

Ewing previously admitted that, on January 18, 2018, at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, he slapped the victim and used his forearm to push the victim backwards, causing the victim to hit his head on the bed railing.  Ewing also admitted that, as a result of this conduct, the victim required medical treatment for a closed head injury, which caused the victim to fall into a coma, and ultimately resulted in the victim’s death.  Ewing pleaded guilty to the charge in April of 2019.         

Under federal law, Ewing must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, FBI (Louisville Division), jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Ron L. Walker, Jr. and Kyle M. Melloan.


Updated August 30, 2019

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