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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A North Carolina Man Convicted of Prison Assault

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kevin Labracio Frazier, 31, of Greenville, N.C., was found guilty today, by a federal jury sitting in Lexington, of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.         

After approximately 40 minutes of deliberations following a one-day trial, the jury convicted Frazier of assaulting another inmate in a federal prison facility.            

According to testimony at trial, Frazier, an inmate at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, assaulted another inmate, which resulted in the victim suffering facial fractures and a deep laceration under his eye that required sutures.  The evidence revealed that Frazier repeatedly punched the victim in the head and face, resulting in the victim briefly losing consciousness and being transported to the University of Kentucky for medical treatment.             

Frazier was indicted in February of 2018.           

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Louisville, jointly announced the verdict.

The investigation was conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron L. Walker, Jr. 

Frazier will appear for sentencing on July 20, 2018.  He faces a maximum of ten years in prison.  However, the Court must consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the applicable federal statutes before imposing his sentence.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated April 17, 2018