A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Scott Anthony Reisdorfer and Allen Lee Church. The two were charged with assault on federal property, for allegedly attacking fellow inmate Ivan Dewayne McAnally on Feb. 6.
Reisdorfer also faces additional charges related to the attack, including two counts of assault with intent to murder and possession of a prohibited object. According to the indictment, Reisdorfer used a homemade knife, or "shank," during the attack.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar. Reisdorfer is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 8 in U.S. District Court in Pikeville, while Church's arraignment will take place in London the same day.
If convicted, Reisdorfer could face an additional 45 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Allen faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.