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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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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

July 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Four individuals were sentenced on July 2, 2012, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

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

ROBERT JOHN SUMMERVILLE, III, age 30, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. SUMMERVILLE entered a plea of guilty on March 22, 2012, to one count of possession of a firearm on November 7, 2010, in Jefferson County, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. SUMMERVILLE was convicted on April 17, 2009, of burglary in Tarrant County, Texas; on February 8, 2005, of assault in the second degree in the Circuit Court of Allegheny County, Maryland; and, on June 15, 2004, of resisting arrest in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Maryland. SUMMERVILLE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the West Virginia State Police, Shepherdstown Police Department the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

MICHAEL HUNTER NORRIS, age 35 of Inwood, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. NORRIS entered a plea of guilty on April 18, 2012, to one count of failure to register as a sex offender. NORRIS was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act as a result of his 2005 conviction for lewd and lascivious battery on a minor in St. John’s County Court, Florida. NORRIS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

SHARNJETT AMAR SINGH, age 23, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. SINGH entered a plea of guilty on March 21, 2012, to one count of knowingly using an individual under the age of 18 to distribute crack cocaine on June 17, 2010, in Martinsburg. SINGH was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

RONALD LAMONT CLEMENTS, age 44, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment to be followed by three months of supervised release. CLEMENTS entered a plea of guilty on March 29, 2012, to one count of false writing and document, by stating on a United States Army Certificate of Release or Discharge that he was a Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge recipient. CLEMENTS actively served in the US Navy, but never saw service in the Army nor did he receive the award claimed. CLEMENTS then used the falsified document to obtain disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and retirement benefits from the US Navy. CLEMENTS was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $26,367 to the US Department of Veterans Affairs and $93,029 to the US Navy. CLEMENTS, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on August 6, 2012. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and investigated by the Veterans Administration-Office of Inspector General and the Defense Criminal Investigative Services.

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