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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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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November 1, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eleven Individuals Sentenced During the Month of October for Federal Supervised Release Violations

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of October, 2012, eleven individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court.

WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS

(Chief Judge John Preston Bailey)

PHILLIP CAMERON DEAN, age 39, of Hillsboro, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment for changing his residence without notifying his probation officer, associating with a convicted felon and using alcohol. DEAN was originally sentenced on December 11, 2007, to 46 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm while subject to a domestic violence protective order. DEAN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

(Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.):

DONALD ANTHONY ALEXANDER, age 31, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for possession and use of heroin and failure to attend recommended treatment program. ALEXANDER was originally sentenced on December 2,
2008, to 46 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone. ALEXANDER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

RONALD BUSH, age 46, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for possession of synthetic marijuana and driving with an expired license and no insurance. BUSH was originally sentenced on June 21, 1999, to 235 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. BUSH’s sentence was reduced in 2000 to 140 months imprisonment pursuant to a government motion. In 2008, BUSH’s sentence was reduced to 120 months pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. On March 23, 2010, BUSH’s supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for use and possession of marijuana. BUSH, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on November
29, 2012.

The United States was represented at the Wheeling revocation hearings by Assistant United States Attorneys Randolph J. Bernard, Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. and Jarod J. Douglas.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley)

ERIC EVERHART, age 49, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment for illegal possession of a controlled substance and a conviction for distribution of controlled substance in Marion County Magistrate Court. EVERHART was originally sentenced on May 9, 2003, to 110 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin. EVERHART was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

KEELAN SHERROD, age 26, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for being arrested in Ohio for felonious assault while on supervised release. SHERROD was originally sentenced on November 27, 2007, to 97 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. SHERROD’s sentenced was reduced in 2011 to 78 months imprisonment pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. SHERROD was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

RICHAEL DOBBS, age 45, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment to be followed by 58 months of supervised release for unlawful use and possession of controlled substances; failure to report for drug testing, use and possession of alcohol, and conviction for criminal misdemeanor offense in Marion County Magistrate Court for possession of marijuana. DOBBS was originally sentenced on March 6, 208, to 78 months imprisonment and 6 years of supervised release for distribution of cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. DOBBS’ sentence was reduced in 2011 to 45 months imprisonment pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. DOBBS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

SCOTT WILLIAM JONES, age 36, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment to be followed by 64 months of supervised release for unlawful use of “bath salts.” JONES was originally sentenced on May 23, 2006, to 84 months imprisonment and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. JONES’ sentence was reduced in 2008 to 70 months imprisonment pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. JONES was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

HOLLY MYERS, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment to be following by 66 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of narcotics. MYERS was originally sentenced on October 3, 2005, to 108 months imprisonment and 6 yeras of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. MYERS’ sentence was reduced in 2008 to 87 months imprisonment and in 2011 to
57months, pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. MYERS, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on November 26, 2012.

The United States was represented at the Clarksburg revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorneys Shawn A. Morgan and Zelda E. Wesley.

ELKINS DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Chief Judge John Preston Bailey):

NATHAN CHIEN, age 28, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment to be followed by 52 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of narcotics on two occasions and two DUI offenses. CHIEN was originally sentenced on February 1, 2006, to 135 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. CHIEN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on December 13, 2012.

The United States was represented at the Elkins revocation hearing by Assistant United
States Attorney Stephen D. Warner.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Gina M. Groh):

JEREMY JASON CROCK, 31, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for giving false statements to the probation officer, use of cocaine, failure to participate in drug treatment as ordered by the probation officer and being cited for six motor vehicle violations. CROCK was originally sentenced on April 9, 2004, to 78 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin. CROCK’s supervised release was previously revoked on July 21, 2010, and he was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment and 28 months of supervised release. CROCK was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

TONIE S. BURKES, age 52, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment to be followed by 32 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of cocaine on a number of occasions while on supervised release. BURKES was originally sentenced on March 31, 2008, to 41 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. BURKES was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Martinsburg revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow.

The United States Probation Office carries out probation and pretrial services functions throughout the Northern District of West Virginia. With locations in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Elkins, the office works to assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community, and to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision. Jeff Givens is the Chief Probation Officer for the Northern District.

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