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Federal Prisoner in Yazoo City Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Federal Officer

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

Jackson, Miss. –  A federal prisoner in the Federal Correctional Complex in Yazoo City pled guilty to assault on a federal officer, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca.

Michael Beasley, 49, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson.  

According to court documents, Beasley assaulted a federal officer who was in the performance of his duties. Beasley was subsequently questioned and admitted to his illegal actions.

Beasley is scheduled to be sentenced on May 18, 2023, and faces a sentence of up to 8 years in prison that can be consecutive to the present federal sentence he is serving.  A federal district judge will determine the sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 February 16, 2023