Beaumont federal inmate found guilty of assaulting prison guard

Beaumont federal inmate found guilty of assaulting prison guard

A 51-year-old federal inmate has pleaded guilty to assaulting a prison guard in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 11.

Terence Millsaps, of New Orleans, LA, pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn on July 10.

According to information presented in court, on Feb. 9, while an inmate with the Bureau of Prisons, Millsaps assaulted a correctional officer by striking the officer in the face with a closed fist.

Under federal statutes, Millsaps faces up to eight 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 pre-sentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

- U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

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