Houtzdale, PA – Two inmates at SCI Houtzdale are facing charges in separate cases after both allegedly assaulted corrections officers.

Maurice Hamilton is accused of giving a CO a bloody nose last January. He’s charged with felony aggravated assault and other related charges.

Richard Winghart, Jr. is accused of throwing and spraying feces on two correctional officers while they were handing out medications last June. He is also facing felony aggravated assault.

Although both of these assaults happened in 2017, they’re just reaching the preliminary hearing stage of the case. Court cases can often take more than a year to go to trial.


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