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Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Correctional Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Attacked Officer in FCI Ray Brook Dining Hall

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Lamar McFadden, 30, of Newark, New Jersey, pled guilty yesterday to assaulting a federal officer and inflicting bodily injury, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Steve Langford, Warden of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Ray Brook.

McFadden pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement calling for a sentence of 72 months of imprisonment, to be served consecutively to his current term of imprisonment ,and three years of supervised release. That sentence is subject to approval by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby; sentencing is scheduled for March 1, 2016 in Albany.

On August 27, 2014, McFadden was an inmate at FCI Ray Brook in Ray Brook, New York, when a Bureau of Prisons officer instructed him to perform his prison job. McFadden refused, and when the officer attempted to escort him to the lieutenant’s office, McFadden pushed the officer to the ground and held him in a headlock in the prison dining hall. In the course of the assault, McFadden wounded the officer’s scalp and forehead, causing bleeding to the scalp.

This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.

Updated February 4, 2016