Inmate at USP Lee, Leonardo Acevedo-Vazquez Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Weapon
ABINGDON, VA (STL.News) – An inmate at the USP Lee in Jonesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to unlawfully possessing a weapon inside the prison, United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced today.
Leonardo Acevedo-Vazquez, 28, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of possessing contraband in a prison, that contraband being a weapon. Acevedo-Vazquez, who faces up to an additional five years in prison for his most recent offense, will be sentenced on March 15, 2021.
According to court documents, on January 19, 2020, a staff member at USP Lee observed Acevedo-Vazquez in his cell holding a metal object in his right hand. The metal object was a prison made weapon, approximately 6.5 inches long, sharpened to a point at one end with a handle made of white sheet material on the other end.