Federal prisoner convicted of possessing a weapon

/

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 38-year-old Mexican national has entered a guilty plea to possessing a dangerous weapon while in custody, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

On June 11, 2020, Sergio Anguiano-Camarillo was awaiting transfer to a Bureau of Prisons facility from the Coastal Bend Detention Center. On that date, law enforcement responded to an assault in the recreation yard. At that time, authorities had observed Anguiano-Camarillo go under the fence and enter the recreation yard.

As part of the plea, Anguiano-Camarillo admitted he used a sharp object he possessed to attack another inmate. The victim sustained several puncture and laceration wounds to the head and neck areas as well as to one of his eyes.

Breaking News:  Baton Rouge Laboratory Owner and Florida Woman Charged with Scheme to Pay and Receive Health Care Kickbacks as Part of National Enforcement Action

Authorities conducted a search of the area near the assault and recovered a homemade weapon or “shank.” It was a jagged plastic object approximately six inches in length with a makeshift fabric handle. 


Anguiano-Camarillo also admitted the shank was his.

Sentencing has been set for Oct. 20 before U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. At that time, Anguiano-Camarillo faces up to five years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. He has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing. 

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning is prosecuting the case.

Victim Witness Assistance

Learn More


Civil Rights Enforcement


 

Breaking News:  Rapid City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Crimes

Learn More

Apply Now

We are currently accepting applications for Law Student Interns. Click for more info.


 

Learn More

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.


 

Learn More