MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A federal inmate has been sentenced to serve an additional seven years after pleading guilty to assaulting a correctional officer in Montgomery.
According to United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Elvis Mark Hartrick, 42 of Panama City, was sentenced to 84 months after pleading guilty in April to assaulting a correctional officer with a deadly weapon.
The assault took place in September 2017 while Hartrick was an inmate at a Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery, located on Maxwell Air Force Base. According to officials, staff received word of the location of contraband near a secluded fence line. When they inspected the area, they found three packages. The staff then waited to see who would retrieve them.
Hartrick and another inmate, Marvin Nathaniel Mobley, Jr., 29 of Jacksonville, Florida, arrived at the scene in a work truck. The two then retrieved the packages and placed them on the truck before getting back into the vehicle.
Officials say an officer, who was not armed, ordered the two men to stop. Hartrick, who was the driver, ignored the command and accelerated the truck directly at the officer who was standing in the middle of the road. When he realized the truck was not stopping, the officer jumped out of the way to avoid being struck by the vehicle.
The truck was later stopped by additional correctional staff.
Officials say the packages contained various items including cell phones, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and alcohol.
Mobley received a two-month sentence for possession of contraband.