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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Federal Inmate Sentenced To 12 Months’ Imprisonment For Assaulting Correctional Officer

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on March 1, 2022, inmate William Henry Foster, age 35, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann for an assault of a federal officer inflicting bodily injury.  Foster’s sentence will run consecutively to his current 300-month federal sentence for conspiring to commit murder.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, on September 16, 2019, at the United States Penitentiary, Allenwood, in White Deer, Pennsylvania, Foster aggressively confronted a Bureau of Prisons senior officer in Foster’s housing unit.  The officer ordered Foster to leave the unit, but Foster became increasingly upset and refused to leave.  The officer then attempted to physically remove Foster from the unit, prompting Foster to punch the officer in the head and torso.  Prison staff ultimately subdued Foster.  The officer sustained abrasions on his left hand and neck and a head contusion.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Drew O. Inman and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alisan V. Martin prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated March 2, 2022