The Federal Courthouse in Springfield. The flag sways in the wind out front. the grass on the lawn is green.
The Federal Courthouse in Springfield. (Photo by Dean Curtis)

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 8 p.m. April 11 to include the name of the warden who was assaulted.

An inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield was indicted by a federal grand jury April 11 for assaulting the warden.

Inmate Omar Romero-Morales, 36, allegedly punched Warden Eric Williams in the face, according to a press release and information from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.

The press release did not mention any of the details of the alleged assault.

Steve Pokin

Steve Pokin writes the Pokin Around and The Answer Man columns for the Springfield Daily Citizen. He also writes about criminal justice issues. He can be reached at His office line is 417-837-3661. More by Steve Pokin