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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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

 

June 8, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Four Individuals Entered Pleas of Guilty in Federal Court

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Four individuals entered pleas of guilty on June 7, 2010, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

PATRICK ZACHARY ZETKA, age 29, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the bank robbery on August 11, 2009, of WesBanco located at 141 Zane Street, Wheeling. ZETA, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

TRAVIS ANTONIO LEE, age 24, of LaPlata, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to one count of Indictment charging him with possession of more than 15 counterfeit access devices on March 5, 2010, in Hancock County. LEE, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.

ROBERT NATHANIEL LYTLE, JR., age 39, of Steubenville, Ohio, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on December 30, 2009, in Hancock County, West Virginia. LYTLE, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was investigated by the Weirton Police Department-Street Crimes Unit.

JAMES SKYLAR BARNHART, age 19, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the possession of stolen firearms from December 30, 2009, to January 8, 2010, in New Martinsville. BARNHART, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard.

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