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July 21, 2015

Federal Inmate Indicted for Assaulting Officer

SPRINGFIELD, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., was indicted by a federal grand jury today for assaulting a federal officer.

Paulino Aparicio, 51, an inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

Today’s indictment alleges that Aparicio assaulted a corrections officer at the medical center on April 10, 2015. According to the indictment, Aparicio struck the officer in the face with his fist, fracturing the officer’s nose.

Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. It was investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

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