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Beaumont Federal Inmate Guilty of Assaulting Fellow Prisoner

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

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 36-year-old federal inmate has pleaded guilty to assaulting another prisoner in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

                Joseph Young, of Ripley, TN, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon on June 22, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. 

                According to information presented in court, on June 26, 2016, while an inmate with the Bureau of Prisons, Young assaulted another inmate by stabbing him several times in the abdomen, back, arms and leg, with a metal object of about seven inches in length that had been sharpened to a point into a homemade knife.  The victim survived the attack and Young was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 7, 2018 and charged with assault.

                Under federal statutes, Young faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing.  The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.  A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

                This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte.


Updated June 25, 2018

Violent Crime