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Inmate Charged with Assaulting a Staff Member at McKean-FCI

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the Allenwood United States Penitentiary in Allenwood, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of infliction of bodily injury, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Lawrence W. Nelson, 44, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment 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 law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Updated August 13, 2019

Violent Crime