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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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

April 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Named in Separate Federal Indictments

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Four defendants were named in separate Indictments returned on April 19, 2011, by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Elkins, West Virginia.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

URIAH SCOTT CRISLIP, age 37, of Ashtabula, Ohio, was named in a three-count Indictment. Count One of the Indictment alleges that CRISLIP stole U. S. Postal Money Orders on October 15, 2010, in Linn, West Virginia. Counts Two and Three of the Indictment allege that CRISLIP falsely printed money orders on October 15, 2010, and October 18, 2010. If convicted, CRISLIP faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on each count of the Indictment. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

LARRY DAYTON BAILEY, age 33, of Ireland, West Virginia, was named in a two-count Indictment. Count One of the Indictment alleges that BAILEY distributed methamphetamine on April 19, 2010, in Randolph County. Count Two of the Indictment alleges that BAILEY possessed materials to be used to manufacture methamphetamine on April 21, 2010, in Randolph County. If convicted, BAILEY faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000 on Count one of the Indictment; and a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on Count Two of the Indictment. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

ROBERT JAMES TAYLOR, age 24, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that TAYLOR assaulted and resisted a Deputy United States Marshal who was engaged in the performance of his official duties on January 27, 2011, in Upshur County. If convicted, TAYLOR faces a maximum penalty of eight years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service.

SEAN CHRISTOPHER ADAMS, also known as “RICO,” age 22, was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that ADAMS distributed “crack” cocaine on April 15, 2011, in Harrison County. If convicted, ADAMS faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley. The case was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bridgeport Police Department.

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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