Inmate Indicted on Assault Charge

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury today indicted an inmate on an assault charge,  announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis.

A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Lemond Lawrence Burns, 22, of Alpine, with assault of a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury. Burns is accused of assaulting an on-duty corrections officer in the Morgan County Jail in April 2021.    

Burns faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The U.S. Secret Service investigated the case along with the U.S. Marshals Service and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin B. Mark is prosecuting the case.

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An indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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