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Federal Inmate Sentenced To 5 Years’ Imprisonment For Assaulting Correctional Officers

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

Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Paige Robert Davis (44, Illinois) to five years in federal prison for two counts of assaulting a federal officer. He entered a guilty plea on October 30, 2023.

According to court records, Davis was an inmate in the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Sumter County. On November 18, 2022, during a standard pat-down search, Davis turned and punched a correctional officer in the face. When the correctional officer fell to the ground, hit his head on the concrete, and lost consciousness, Davis got on top of the officer and continued to strike him. Davis then fought with other responding correctional officers before finally being subdued.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Nowalk.

Updated April 12, 2024

Violent Crime