Oakdale inmate sentenced in correctional officer's attack

LAKE CHARLES -- A 48-year-old Oakdale inmate was sentenced last week in federal court in the attack of a correctional officer.
According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, Gary T. Butler was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to an additional 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attacking a correctional officer.
Finley said according to the evidence presented at the March 27 guilty plea, an officer at the federal correction center in Oakdale was collecting food trays on April 24, 2011 in a special housing unit.
"As the guard reached through an opening in the door to Butler’s unit to retrieve a food tray, Butler made a deep cut in the officer’s left forearm. The wound extended from approximately the officer’s elbow to his wrist, which required internal stitches to the muscle and 23 external staples to mend," a news release states.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph T. Mickel prosecuted the case.
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