Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 29, 2016
Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Correctional Officer
Contact Person: Brad Parham (843) 665-6688
Florence, South Carolina —- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Enrique Lombrana-Perez has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence, SC, to assaulting a federal correctional officer, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 111(a)(1). United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on February 23, 2015, Lombrana-Perez, while an inmate at FCI Williamsburg refused an order to change cells and started an altercation with the correctional officer. During the altercation, Lombrana-Perez struck the officer in the face.
Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty for assaulting a correctional officer is imprisonment for 8 years and/or a fine of $250,000.00
The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office is prosecuting the case.