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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Federal Prison Inmate Sentenced for Possessing Weapon

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Cebrian Omar Sims, currently an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, Wis., was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 21 months in prison for possessing a weapon in the prison.  Sims pleaded guilty to this charge on November 28, 2017.

On November 1, 2016, FCI-Oxford officials observed Sims in possession of a 5 ½ inch weapon made from half of a pair of scissors.  During a subsequent interview with federal agents, Sims admitted to possessing the scissors blade for approximately one month.

Sims is currently serving a 180-month sentence at FCI-Oxford for a federal felony conviction in Minnesota for being an armed career criminal in possession of a firearm.    The 21-month sentence imposed by Judge Conley will run consecutive to the prison sentence Sims is currently serving.    

The charge against Sims was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick Elgersma. 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated January 31, 2018