Prison Fight Results in Additional Sentence for Federal Inmate

Published 3:45 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Special to The Leader

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 28-year-old federal prison inmate has been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on Thursday.

Reginald Winfield Pablo pleaded guilty on Mar. 20, 2017 to possession of a prohibited object and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. This sentence will be served at the conclusion of the sentence Pablo is currently serving.

According to information presented in court, on Sep. 22, 2016, Pablo, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, was observed fighting with another inmate. After breaking up the fight, prison staff conducted a pat-down of the inmates and found two homemade weapons inside Pablo’s left pocket. The weapons had been constructed out of metal and sharpened to a point on one end. The weapons measured approximately 7 inches in length each. Such objects are prohibited in the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.