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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FCI Berlin Inmate Sentenced On

Federal Weapon Possession Charge

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Myron Armstrong, 38, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, was sentenced on Monday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to two years in prison for federal weapon possession charges, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

            In early 2014, Armstrong created a weapon from a sock and a combination lock, which he subsequently used to assault a fellow inmate.  During the ensuing altercation, a federal correctional officer also sustained injuries when he attempted to intervene.  United States Attorney John P. Kacavas stated, “The federal prosecution of this defendant demonstrates our resolve to bring violent offenders to justice and our intolerance of such conduct in a federal correctional institution.”

            This prosecution arose from an investigation by the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.

Updated April 10, 2015