An inmate at the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex has been sentenced after assaulting a correctional officer.
Jackson J. Horrison, 49, was sentenced to 42 months’ imprisonment by Chief U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.
Horrison is an inmate at the Federal Correctional Facility in Terre Haute serving a 15-year sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
His conviction came from the northern district of Alabama.
According to court documents, Horrison caused a disturbance in the facility by smearing feces on his cell door and forcing the feces under his door and on to the range walkway back in March of last year.
Horrison was ordered to be handcuffed and then to move to the back of his cell.
When the officers entered his cell, they found that Horrison had manipulated his hands and freed himself.
Horrison then charged at the officer, punched him in the eye and bit the officer on the left bicep and held the bite for 15-20 seconds.
Horrison later told the officer, “I have Hepatitis C, and now you got it too.”
Medical records verify that Horrison does have Hepatitis C but the officer did not contract any diseases from the bite.
Officials say Horrison must serve his 42 month sentence consecutive to his prior sentence.