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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Federal Inmate Sentenced To An Additional Eight Years In Prison For Stabbing

Ocala, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Timothy Whittington, Jr. (37, Kansas) to eight years in federal prison for assault with a dangerous weapon with the intent to cause bodily harm. The Court ordered the sentence to run consecutively to Whittington’s existing sentence for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, which he was serving at the time he committed the offense.

Whittington pleaded guilty on November 16, 2017.

According to court documents, on June 22, 2017, while Whittington was an inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex, he repeatedly stabbed another inmate in the arm and neck with a shank in the prison cafeteria.

“The rule of law does not stop at the prison walls,” said Special Agent in Charge Charles P. Spencer. “Inmates in federal prisons have the right to pay their debts to society without being subject to violent crimes while incarcerated, and the FBI will continue to investigate these incidents fully.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.

Violent Crime
Updated February 15, 2018