U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana
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March 20, 2015

Prisoners Sentenced for Assaulting Fellow Inmate

ALEXANDRIA, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that two prisoners at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, La., were sentenced for beating a fellow inmate resulting in traumatic brain injury.

Jeffrey Lovell, 33, Evansville, Ind., and Christopher Simpson, 36, of Hendersonville, N.C., were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to 68 months and 71 months in prison respectively for one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. They were also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas, video cameras captured Lovell and Simpson assaulting a third inmate outside of his cell on June 11, 2013 at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock. The inmate was struck around his head and torso. The prisoner was later brought to a hospital where he was treated for traumatic brain injury, which required a feeding tube.

The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

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