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Hinds County inmate sentenced for aggravated assault while behind bars

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the attorney general's office. 

A Raymond resident who is currently incarcerated for armed robbery and sexual battery has been sentenced for aggravated assault against a fellow inmate, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Mitchell David Bradford, 20, of Raymond, appeared before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan Monday and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for stabbing another inmate. Judge Gowan sentenced Bradford to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, 20 to serve, with five years to serve post-release supervision. Bradford is currently serving a 20 year sentence for armed robbery and sexual battery. The first 15 years of the new sentence will run concurrent to his original sentence. The defendant will then have an additional five years to serve consecutive to the prior sentence which will total to 25 years in custody with five years of post-release supervision.

The assault took place at the Raymond Detention Center on June 20, 2013. Bradford and one other detainee participated in the stabbing of another inmate with shanks made from pieces of metal found at the jail. The victim was stabbed several times in the head, face and torso areas.

This case was investigated by Perry Tate and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division.

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