Leavenworth inmate sentenced for attack on prisoner

An inmate at Leavenworth federal prison was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for attacking another prisoner with a metal pipe, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Jimmy A. Eastep Jr., 49, pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. In his plea, he admitted he was working in prison electrical shop when he attacked another inmate.

Prison staff found the victim lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The victim suffered a skull fracture and other serious injuries. He was transferred to U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.

McAllister commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, USP Leavenworth SIS, Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug and Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley for their work on the case.

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