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Federal Prisoner Sentenced to 15 Years for Assault of Federal Corrections Officer

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 16, 2009
  • Southern District of Indiana (317) 226-6333

INDIANAPOLIS—Anthony L. Vaughn, 35, Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison today by U.S. District Court Judge Larry J. McKinney, announced Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Vaughn pled guilty to aggravated assault of a federal corrections officer after a joint investigation by the FBI and Federal Bureau of Prisons.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney James M. Warden, who prosecuted the case for the government, on April 23, 2009, Vaughn, apparently upset because the officer asked him to stop prohibited activities, threatened and then attacked the officer with an illegal, homemade knifelike weapon. The officer was stabbed at least seven times and suffered numerous stab wounds to the head and neck, but will recover.

Vaughn’s sentence will be served after completion of his current sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge McKinney also imposed a supervised release period of an additional three years to be served after Vaughn’s release from prison.