Repeat Violent Offender Sentenced for Assaulting Correctional Officers

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming Bob Murray announced Monday that 26-year-old Benjamin Delany of Cheyenne was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson for assaulting a correctional officer at the Platte County Detention Facility and for assaulting a correctional officer at the Scotts Bluff Detention Center in Gering, Nebraska.  The government argued for an upward variance and requested a sentence of 54 months in prison. The court denied that request and sentenced Delany to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release on both counts, to run concurrently.

In January of 2020, Delany was sentenced for assault with a dangerous weapon on a federal employee for his attack with a baseball bat at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. For that offense, he received 42 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release. The court granted the government’s request that this 42-month sentence run consecutively to the 30-month sentence imposed for Delany’s assaults on correctional officers. While in federal custody on that charge, Delany was detained at the Scotts Bluff Detention Center in Nebraska, during which time he assaulted a correctional officer. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska indicted Delany in February 2020, and the case was later transferred to the District of Wyoming. While in federal custody on the Nebraska assault, in October 2020, Delany assaulted a Sergeant at the Platte County Detention Facility in Wheatland. In November 2020, Delany was indicted by a Wyoming federal grand jury for that attack.

Delany’s assaults were investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Delany was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicole M. Romine.

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