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November 15, 2010

Falling Waters Resident Convicted Of
Interstate Domestic Violence

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 46 year old Falling Waters, West Virginia, resident was convicted by a Federal Trial Jury on November 16, 2010, after a one-day trial, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that MARVIN DAMION HURLEY was convicted on one count of an Indictment charging him with causing his wife to travel across state lines, that is from Berkeley County and Jefferson County, West Virginia, to Frederick, Maryland, against her will and such that she felt there was no reasonable opportunity for escape, and during that travel HURLEY committed a crime of violence against his wife. HURLEY, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

“The Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed by Congress in September of 2004, and since that time, the Department of Justice has made it a priority to combat domestic violence. The cornerstones of the Department’s efforts are the promotion of the safety of victims and secondly, holding perpetrators accountable for their acts of violence,” stated USA Ihlenfeld.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin K. Reisenweber and Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department.

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