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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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July 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Six Inmates Enter Pleas and are
Sentenced in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Six USP Hazleton inmates entered pleas of guilty and were sentenced on July 23, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

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

MICHAEL OWLE, age 23, entered pleas of guilty to one count of Assault of a Correctional Officer Causing Bodily Injury; one count of Assault of an Inmate with Dangerous Weapons with Intent to do Bodily Harm; and, one count of Possession of a Weapon in a Correctional Institution. OWLE was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 201-month sentence.

CHRISTOPHER NEWTON, age 23, entered a plea of guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm on May 15, 2011. NEWTON was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 60-month sentence.

TIMOTHY ALEXANDER, age 54, entered a plea of guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm on August 5, 2011. ALEXANDER was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 300-month sentence.

BOBBY LAMBERT, age 29, entered a plea of guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm on May 15, 2011. LAMBERT was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 390-month sentence.

TIMOTHY ROBERTS, age 24, entered a plea of guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm on August 5, 2011. ROBERTS was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 170-month sentence.

PHILLIP RAWNSLEY, age 34, entered a plea of guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm on August 5, 2011 RAWNSLEY was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 180-month sentence.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services at USP Hazelton.

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