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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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January 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Individuals Enter Pleas of Guilty in Federal Court

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - Two individuals entered pleas of guilty on January 10, 2012, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

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

WOODROW JEFFERSON DAVIS, III, age 23, of Moorefield, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count charging him with the possession of a firearm on July 11, 2010, in Hardy County, West Virginia, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, that being “possession of a Schedule II drug,” a felony in violation of Virginia Code. DAVIS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on both counts. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

MELISSA MILLER, age 44, of Wardensville, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of converting social security benefits she received in the amount of $9,579, for the use and benefit of her child for a use other than for the benefit of her child. MILLER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and was investigated by agents of the Social Security Administration/Office of Inspector General.

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