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Inmate Pleads Guilty to Vicious Assault

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

Jackson, Miss. – Curtis Pixley, 39, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty yesterday before Chief United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to intentionally assaulting another person and to possessing a shank in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

On September 7, 2017, Curtis Pixley—a federal prisoner—retrieved a 9-inch shank from his cell in a housing unit at the federal penitentiary in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He walked to a table where prisoners were seated and as a prisoner got up from the table Mr. Pixley began stabbing him repeatedly. The victim survived his injuries.

Pixley will be sentenced in Jackson by Judge Jordan on January 25, 2018, and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, followed by up to 6 years of supervised release, and a $500,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Updated October 18, 2018