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South Carolina man convicted for attacking federal employees while in prison in Pennsylvania

A South Carolina man who was in prison in Pennsylvania was found guilty of injuring three federal prison guards.

The South Carolina man is imprisoned in Pennsylvania

The office of the lawyer for the US in the middle part of Pennsylvania shared that Thomas Waters, 37 years old from Florence, South Carolina, was found guilty by a jury for attacking three federal officers resulting with body injuries.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Waters, who was in the federal prison in Canaan, Waymart, Wayne County, assaulted three federal corrections officers which resulted in bodily injury.

At the trial, evidence showed that on January 18, 2023, Waters hit a guard in the head multiple times with his hands while being talked to about breaking a rule. Waters took the guard’s baton and hit him in the head with it.

The guard got cuts and bruises on his head and face, and a big bruise on his shoulder. When other guards came to help, Waters bit two of them leaving them with injuries too.

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All three guards were hurt and had to go to the hospital for treatment. After the incident, Waters talked proudly about what he did to prison workers and on a phone call that was recorded.

The maximum penalty under federal law for each offense is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine.

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