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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

January 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eight Inmates At USP Hazelton Indicted

Charges Include Assaulting Correction Officers, Assaulting Inmates,
and Possessing Prohibited Objects

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Eight inmates at USP Hazelton were named in five separate Indictments returned on January 6, 2009, by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:

SEBASTIAN RICHARDSON, age 43, and MATCH GUDGER, age 30, were named in a four-count Indictment. Count One of the Indictment alleges that RICHARDSON forcibly assaulted an employee of the Bureau of Prisons who was engaged in official duties as a correctional officer at USP Hazelton and inflicted bodily injury on October 20, 2008. Count Two of the Indictment alleges that GUDGER forcibly assaulted an employee of the Bureau of Prisons who was engaged in official duties as a correctional officer at USP Hazelton and inflicted bodily injury on October 20, 2008. Count Three of the Indictment alleges that RICHARDSON and GUDGER, aided and abetted by each other, resisted and impeded correctional officers and other employees of the USP Hazelton which resulted in bodily injury on October 20, 2008. Count Four of the Indictment alleges that RICHARDSON unlawfully possessed an object that was designed and intended to be used as a weapon on October 13, 2008. If convicted, RICHARDSON and GUDGER face a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 each on Counts One, Two, and Three of the Indictment; and RICHARDSON faces a maximum exposure of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on Count Four of the Indictment.

DUSTIN BOULWARE, age 24, and MELVIN EDWARD QUICK, age 23, were named in a three-count Indictment. Count One of the Indictment alleges that BOULWARE and QUICK assaulted another inmate with a dangerous weapon with the intent to do bodily harm on October 6, 2008. Count Two of the Indictment alleges that BOULWARE unlawfully possessed an object that was designed and intended to be used as a weapon on October 6, 2008. Count Three of the Indictment alleges that QUICK assaulted another inmate with a dangerous weapon with the intent to do bodily harm on October 6, 2008. If convicted, BOULWARE and QUICK face a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 each on Counts One and Three of the Indictment; and BOULWARE faces a maximum exposure of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on Count Two of the Indictment.

JOSEPH VAN SACH, age 36, and ANGEL ROLDAN, age 22, were named in a two-count Indictment. Count One of the Indictment alleges that VAN SACH and ROLDAN, aided and abetted by each other, assaulted an individual with a dangerous weapon with the intent to do bodily harm on August 13, 2008. Count Two of the Indictment alleges that VAN SACH unlawfully possessed an object that was designed and intended to be used as a weapon on April 13, 2008. If convicted, SACH and ROLDAN each face a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on Count One of the Indictment; and VAN SACH faces a maximum exposure of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on Count Two of the Indictment.

DANGELO THOMAS, age 21, was named in a two-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that THOMAS forcibly assaulted employees of the Bureau of Prisons who were engaged in official duties as correctional officers at USP Hazelton and inflicted bodily injury on August 11, 2008. If convicted, THOMAS faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on each count of the Indictment.

MARK A. MILLER, age 42, was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that MILLER unlawfully possessed an object that was designed and intended to be used as a weapon on November 2, 2008. If convicted, MILLER faces a maximum exposure of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The cases will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David E. Godwin. The cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE CHARGES CONTAINED IN THE INDICTMENTS ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS AND NOT EVIDENCE OF GUILT, AND THAT EACH DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 


 



 

 

 

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