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Federal Correctional Inmate Sentenced for Assault Charge

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 12, 2012
  • Western District of Louisiana (318) 676-3641

LAKE CHARLES, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Jakegory Nakai, 28, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Oakdale, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi, to five years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for assault with a dangerous weapon.

Nakai was indicted in February 2012 for assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a prohibited object at a federal correctional facility. On July 6, 2012, the defendant entered a plea of guilty to the assault charge arising out of a May 9, 2011 incident at FCC, when Nakai and another inmate were alone together in a recreational cage. Nakai produced an improvised weapon resembling a knife, commonly referred to in prison as a “shank,” which he used to stab the other inmate approximately 13 times, inflicting stab wounds to the other inmate’s face, chest, back, and arms. The sentence will run consecutive to sentences Nakai is presently serving for carjacking, robbery, and use of a firearm for during a crime of violence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services for the Bureau of Prisons at FCC Oakdale. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph T. Mickel.