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Former Philadelphia Resident Sentenced for Assaulting a Deputy US Marshal

January 21, 2014

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 27 months in jail on his conviction of assaulting a federal officer, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. imposed the sentence on Ryan Bell, 27.

According to information presented to the court, on January 15, 2013, Bell assaulted a Special Deputy United States Marshal, a member of the U.S. Marshal’s Western Pennsylvania Task Force, who was engaged in official duties as the task force was executing an arrest warrant against Bell.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Marshal’s Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Bell.

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