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Western District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Federal Inmate Sentenced to 8 More Months' Incarceration for Assault on Guard

ERIE, Pa. - A former inmate of Allenwood United States Penitentiary in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 8 months in jail on his conviction of infliction of bodily injury, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Lawrence W. Nelson, 45. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Nelson is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about July 10, 2019, Nelson assaulted a staff member while an inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution. The staff member suffered a broken nose, black eye and concussion as a result of the assault.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Nelson.

Violent Crime
Updated May 28, 2020