- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal inmate who pleaded guilty to attacking a prison guard has been sentenced to another 16½ years and three years of supervised release for the assault.

U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on Thursday handed down the sentence against 57-year-old Michael Bourque, who is also serving a 44-year prison term for charges related to a 2002 bank robbery in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley’s office said in a statement that evidence presented at his Jan. 3 plea hearing shows Bourque attacked an officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock on June 15, 2013 with a homemade shank.

Video surveillance shows the officer walked to a door and, as he began unlocking it, Bourque attacked him from behind.



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