United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 17:20

Federal Inmate Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Judge Malachy Mannion sentenced Johnny Biggs, age 38, on June 15, 2017 to 57 months' imprisonment for assault with a dangerous weapon. Biggs committed the assault while serving a term of 36 months for a violation of supervised release and drug trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Bruce Brandler, Biggs attacked another inmate on August 26, 2016, with a weapon fashioned from a padlock tied to a sock. The victim suffered multiple lacerations to his head, face, and back. The fight stemmed from a dispute between the two inmates' prison gangs, rival sects of the Aryan Brotherhood. Judge Mannion ordered the latest prison term to run consecutive to Biggs's current sentence.

The investigation was conducted by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers at USP Canaan. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean A. Camoni.

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