Six inmates are accused in separate indictments of possessing contraband while locked up in the Texarkana Federal Correctional Institute.
All of the men appeared for arraignment Monday at hearings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven. Their indictments were handed down by a federal grand jury Oct. 28 in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas.
Michael Chad Thompson, 33, and Ernest Allen McClain, 44, are listed in an indictment accusing them of possessing a laptop July 13 while inmates in Texarkana FCI. Each faces a fine up to $5,000 and as many as six months added to their existing sentences. Thompson was scheduled for release Nov. 4, 2017 and McClain has a release date of Feb. 4, 2021, according to the Bureau of Prison Website.
Thompson and McClain both plead not guilty at their arraignments. However, both men are scheduled to appear Thursday before Craven to enter a change of plea.
Robert Abrego, 26, and Jesus Dozal, 29, are named in an indictment accusing them of possessing a cell phone July 13 while inmates in Texarkana FCI. Each faces a fine up to $100,000 and up to a year added to their existing sentences. Abrego’s release was scheduled for Jan. 17, 2017 before the new charge. Dozal’s release date is listed on the BOP Website as Sept. 18, 2016.
Abrego and Dozal both plead not guilty at their arraignments. However, both men are scheduled for change of plea hearings before Craven Thursday.
Scott McGarry, 41, is accused of possessing a shank or a knife-like weapon while an FCI inmate Aug. 17. He faces a fine up to $250,000 and up to five additional years in prison. McGarry’s release date is listed as Dec. 10, 2016 on the BOP Website.
McGarry plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday. His case is set for trial before U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder Dec. 28.
Eliezer Hernandez, 34, is accused of possessing marijuana while an FCI inmate Aug. 9. He faces a fine up to $250,000 and an additional five years in prison. His BOP release date is currently listed as unknown.
Hernandez plead not guilty at his arraignment hearing Nov. 9. His case is set for trial before Schroeder Dec. 28.