Inmate Charged With Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Contraband in Prison

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jared Sebaugh, age 35, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Schuylkill, in Minersville, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on February 20, 2023, Sebaugh assaulted another inmate with a prison-made weapon consisting of a combination lock attached to a cloth strap.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for each charge is 10 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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