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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Monday, December 12, 2016

FCI-Greenville Inmate Pleads Guilty to Assult With a Dangerous Weapon With Intent to Do Bodily Harm


Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 12, 2016, Billy Evans, 26, pled guilty to an indictment charging him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm. Both Evans and the victim were inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution located in Greenville, Illinois, commonly known as FCI-Greenville, at the time the offense was committed. Evans faces a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than three (3) years. The sentencing has been scheduled for March 31, 2017, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

On July 6, 2016, Evans assaulted another inmate with a weapon made by tying a combination lock to a belt. Immediately after the assault ended, Evans turned himself into staff at FCI-Greenville. Evans later admitted the assault when interviewed by the FBI, as well to constructing the weapon used to commit the assault. The victim suffered a 3 cm laceration to his head that needed staples to close, as well as abrasions and bruising to his right shoulder.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons’ Special Investigation Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Violent Crime
Updated December 13, 2016