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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Federal Inmate to Serve Additional 15 Years for Assaulting Correctional Officer

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  Today, Anthony Kendall, 28, an inmate in custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), was sentenced by United States District Judge David L. Russell to serve an additional 15 years in a federal prison for assaulting a correctional officer, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  

According to court records and court proceedings, on May 8, 2015, Kendall was an inmate at BOP’s Federal Transfer Center (FTC) located in Oklahoma City.  He was in BOP custody after being sentenced to serve a ten-year sentence following his conviction for armed aggravated assault out of the District of Columbia.  While at the FTC, Kendall refused to accept an assigned cell, became disruptive and eventually head-butted an FTC Correctional Officer causing a laceration to the Officer’s face.  The Correctional Officer also injured his hip while trying to subdue Kendall.

On February 2, 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Kendall assaulting a correctional officer.  On June 8, 2016, he pled guilty.

At a sentencing hearing today, Judge Russell sentenced Kendall to serve 15 years consecutively to his current ten-year sentence, followed by three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley L. Altshuler.

Updated November 16, 2016