Ocala, Florida –United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Edward Boney (40, Washington, DC), a federal prisoner at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, has entered pleaded guilty to assaulting a correctional officer and possessing contraband. Boney faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. Boney had been indicted on October 12, 2021.
According to court records, Boney is currently serving a 13-year federal sentence at FCC-Coleman for armed robbery and assault on a law enforcement officer. On November 20, 2020, Boney refused to comply with correctional officers’ directions and told the officers, “Today is a good day to die.” Boney then raised his arm and struck a correctional officer multiple times with a sharp metal object. The correctional officer suffered three stab wounds on his arms. Three additional correctional officers were also injured during the incident as they attempted to control and detain Boney.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Nowalk.