A former inmate of the U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for assaulting an inmate with intent to murder, assaulting two corrections officers, and possessing prison-made weapons.
Eric Eymard's sentence will run consecutively to his remaining unserved prison time. Eymard's current prison sentence will expire in 2028, and at that time the 45-year sentence will begin, according to a release from U.S. Attorney James A. Zerhusen's office.
Eymard admitted that on Nov. 4, 2007, he repeatedly stabbed his cellmate in the neck with a prison-made weapon.
He also admitted that on May 21, 2009, while being prepared for transportation from Big Sandy to federal court in Ashland, he stabbed two corrections officers with a prison-made Plexiglas weapon.
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One officer was left with cuts on his head and face, and the other suffered a puncture wound under his left eye.
Eymard now lives at U.S. Prison Lee in Jonesville, Va.