Federal jury convicts inmate of assaulting correctional officer
From U.S. Attorney's Office - A jury has found a 31-year-old federal inmate guilty of assaulting a correctional officer in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
Reginald Edward Green, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty of assault on a federal officer following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield on July 10, 2018.
According to information presented in court, on Feb. 2, 2018, a federal correctional officer was performing his duties at the U.S. Penitentiary located in the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, Texas. The officer brought Green in for a urinalysis, and, after filling out paperwork and handing a specimen cup to Green, Green became belligerent and then closed his fist and struck the officer in the face. The officer used his body alarm to alert others to the attack as he struggled to gain control of Green. During trial, two witnesses testified they aided in restraining Green. The officer suffered swelling and bruising to his left facial area around his eye which lasted for several days after the attack.
Under federal statutes, Green faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Hummert and Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.