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Federal Prisoner Sentenced for Assault on a Federal Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. –  A federal prisoner was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for assault on a federal officer, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca. The sentence will run consecutively to his current federal sentence.

According to court documents, Jason Michael Beasley, 49, was a federal prisoner at the Federal Correctional Complex in Yazoo City and assaulted a federal officer who was in the performance of his duties.  Beasley was subsequently questioned and admitted to his illegal actions.  He pleaded guilty on February 16, 2023.

The United States Bureau of Prisons investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Murray and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael FiggsGanter prosecuted the case.

Updated May 23, 2023