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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Six Individuals Sentenced During The Month Of December For Federal Supervised Release Violations

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of December, 2012, six individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court.

WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS

(Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.)

ANTOINE ALLEN a/k/a “BONES,” age 41, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by 36 months of supervised release for a conviction in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, of drug trafficking and drug possession; failure to report the arrest to his probation officer and submission of a false monthly supervision report. ALLEN was originally sentenced on May 6, 2003, to 100 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. In 2008, ALLEN’s sentence was reduced to 84 months pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. ALLEN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MARK MCCANN, age 46, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for failure to report for sex offender evaluation; failure to make third-part risk notification; possession of pornography; failure to attend sex offender counseling; and, second offense domestic battery. MCCANN was originally sentenced on November 13, 2007, to 68 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. On November 1, 2011, MCCANN’s sentence was reduced to 38 months pursuant to the crack re- sentencing guidelines. MCCANN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

ROBERT EUGENE PHILLIPS, age 43, of Colliers, West Virginia, was sentenced to
14 months imprisonment for testing positive for the use of marijuana; possession of a firearm; and, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. PHILLIPS was originally sentenced on August 22, 2004, to 120 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. PHILLIPS’ supervised release was previously revoked on July 1, 2008, for violations and he was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment and
31 months of supervised release. On January 3, 2011, PHILLIPS’ supervised release was again revoked for violations and he was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment and 26 months of supervised release. PHILLIPS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Wheeling revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorneys John C. Parr and Randolph J. Bernard.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley)

JOSH MURRAY, age 34, of Spring Hill Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment for his arrest in Monongalia County, West Virginia, for driving under the influence 2nd offense; driving under the influence with injury; driving under the influence on a suspended/revoked license 1st offense; driving on a suspended/revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, expired registration, no proof of insurance and no or expired motor vehicle inspection sticker. MURRAY was originally sentenced on April 20, 2007, to 70 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. MURRAY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

CHARLES FREEMAN ECHOLS, age 56, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for testing positive for the use of marijuana and possession of marijuana and heroin. ECHOLS was originally sentenced on March 6, 2011, to 151 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for bank robbery. ECHOLS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

JAMIE T. WEEKLY, age 32, of Enterprise, West Virginia, was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment to be followed by 33 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of marijuana. WEEKLY was originally sentenced on June 29, 2010, to 24 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for possession of a machine gun. WEEKLY, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on January 14, 2013.

The United States was represented at the Clarksburg revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley.

The United States Probation Office carries out probation and pretrial services functions throughout the Northern District of West Virginia. With locations in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Elkins, the office works to assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community, and to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision. Jeff Givens is the Chief Probation Officer for the Northern District.

Updated January 7, 2015