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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Allenwood Inmate Charged With Assaulting Another Inmate

     The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that charges have been filed against Donny Jo Gumfory of Roswell, New Mexico.

     According to United States Attorney, Peter J. Smith, Gumfory, age 36, is charged in a one-count information with assault resulting in serious bodily injury to another inmate while they both were incarcerated at the FCC – Allenwood Penitentiary.

     The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Williamsport Resident Agency.  Assistant United States Attorney Wayne P. Samuelson is assigned to prosecute the case.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations.  All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statues and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is ten years imprisonment, and a fine of $250,000.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs.  For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 16, 2015