IMCC inmate sentenced to six years in prison for attack on fellow inmate, guard

IMCC inmate sentenced to six years in prison for attack on fellow inmate, guard
KCJJ Staff
07/10/18

An inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center has had an extra six years tacked onto his sentence for an attack on a fellow inmate and a guard.

As part of a plea deal, Judge Lars Anderson last month sentenced Derrick Reimers, 19, to two years each on charges of Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations Resulting in Injury, and Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon. A more serious charge of Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury was reduced to the Assault with Intent charge as part of the plea deal.

Reimers is accused of attacking another IMCC inmate the morning of Oct. 30 with a toothbrush with a metal screw tied to it and a pen with a screw tied to it because the inmate had called him a bitch the night before. A guard tried to intervene in the fight and Reimers is accused of hitting him with one of the weapons.

Had he been convicted of the original charges, he could have faced up to 10 years in prison.

Reimers was ordered to the IMCC in 2016 to serve a sentence on sexual abuse and assault charges from Hardin and Marshall counties in central Iowa.