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Marion, IL prison inmate charged with assaulting correctional officer

MARION, IL (KFVS) -

An inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois appeared on Monday, Oct. 27 for arraignment on an indictment charging him with assaulting a correctional officer.

Following his arraignment, Erick Roman, 38, was ordered held without bond and was returned to the custody of the Attorney General to await further proceedings.

His next scheduled court appearance is a final pretrial conference on Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Courthouse in Benton. A trial date of Dec. 29 at 9 a.m. was also set.

According to U.S. Attorney for the District of Illinois, the indictment was returned by a Federal Grand Jury on Oct. 7 and it alleged that the offense occurred on Aug. 20.

At the time of the assault, Roman was serving a 60 year sentence from the District of Maryland for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise.

If convicted of the assault offense, Roman faces up to an additional eight years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

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