Wednesday
July 25, 2018

Wayne County prison Inmate charged with assaulting other inmates and staff

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Kurt Downs, 28, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan, was indicted by a federal grand jury for assaulting two other inmates and assaulting correctional officers in the performance of their duties.  

Downs allegedly assaulted another inmate on February 15, 2018, resulting in serious bodily injury. The indictment further alleges that Downs assaulted another inmate on March 11, 2018, and assaulted, resisted, and impeded corrections officers in the performance of their duties in responding to the assault of the inmate.

The maximum penalty under federal law is 27 years’ imprisonment .

 



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