An inmate at the federal prison in Leavenworth has been sentenced to an additional 3.5 years in prison for attacking another inmate with a metal pipe, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

An inmate at the federal prison in Leavenworth has been sentenced to an additional 3.5 years in prison for attacking another inmate with a metal pipe, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jimmy A. Eastep Jr., 49, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas, to 42 months in prison for one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. He previously pleaded guilty to the charge, according to a news release from the office of Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for Kansas.

The crime took place Jan. 8, 2016, at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth.

Eastep reportedly was working in the prison’s electrical shop when he attacked the other inmate.

Prison staff found the victim lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The victim suffered a skull fracture and other serious injuries, according to the news release.