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Federal prisoner convicted of possessing a weapon

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 38-year-old Mexican national has entered a guilty plea to possessing a dangerous weapon while in custody, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

On June 11, 2020, Sergio Anguiano-Camarillo was awaiting transfer to a Bureau of Prisons facility from the Coastal Bend Detention Center. On that date, law enforcement responded to an assault in the recreation yard. At that time, authorities had observed Anguiano-Camarillo go under the fence and enter the recreation yard.

As part of the plea, Anguiano-Camarillo admitted he used a sharp object he possessed to attack another inmate. The victim sustained several puncture and laceration wounds to the head and neck areas as well as to one of his eyes.

Authorities conducted a search of the area near the assault and recovered a homemade weapon or “shank.” It was a jagged plastic object approximately six inches in length with a makeshift fabric handle. 

Anguiano-Camarillo also admitted the shank was his.

Sentencing has been set for Oct. 20 before U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. At that time, Anguiano-Camarillo faces up to five years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. He has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing. 

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning is prosecuting the case.

Updated July 22, 2021

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