- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An inmate has pleaded guilty to one count of rioting in a federal correctional facility.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Always say 35-year-old Juan Geraldo Arredondo, of Chihuahua, Mexico, entered the plea Monday before Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III.

The riot occurred May 20, 2012 at the Adams County Correctional Center. During the riot, several correctional officers were assaulted and one guard died as a result of injuries he received during the assault.

Other correctional officers were taken captive and held hostage for several hours by participants in the riot. Total damage to the facility was estimated at more than $1.3 million.

Arredondo will be sentenced Aug. 7. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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