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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

September 6, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Five Individuals Were Sentenced
During the Month of August for
Federal Supervised Release Violations

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

WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.):

AHMID HINTON, age 37, of Wheeling, was sentenced on August 15, 2012, to 18 months imprisonment for violating his supervised release by being convicted in Ohio County Circuit Court of Malicious Assault. HINTON was originally sentenced on January 3, 2000, to 115 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Retaliating Against a Witness. On February 20, 2008, HINTON’s sentence was reduced to 94 months imprisonment pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. On February 10, 2010, HINTON’s supervised release was revoked for unauthorized association with a convicted felon; failure to provide notice of change of residence; possession and use of marijuana; and, being in possession of an open container of alcohol and he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment 30 months of supervised release. HINTON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

LARRY WEST, age 31, of Wheeling, was sentenced on August 14, 2012, to 12 months imprisonment to be followed by 48 months of supervised release for possession of pornography on two separate occasions; associating with children under the age of eighteen; and engaging in sexual activity with an underage male. WEST was originally sentenced on March 10, 2005, to 60 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release for Attempted Internet Enticement of a Minor. WEST was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

KEISHA RENEE PHILLIPS, age 24, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced on August 14, 2012, to 30 days imprisonment to be followed by 2 years supervised release for being arrested and charged with public intoxication, obstructing and unnecessary noise by local authorities. PHILLIPS was originally sentenced on July 29, 2011, to two years probation for Providing False Statements to a Deputy United States Marshal. PHILLIPS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Wheeling revocation hearings by Assistant United States Attorneys John C. Parr, Randolph J. Bernard and David J. Perri.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Gina M. Groh):

DAWN MARIE WILEY, age 23, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced on August 14, 2012, to 6 months imprisonment to be followed by 30 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of controlled substances; committing other local crimes; and, leaving the judicial district without permission. WILEY was originally sentenced on December 10, 2009, to 27 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine. WILEY 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 hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley):

JESSICA BILLINGS, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced on August 1, 2012, to 4 months imprisonment for possession and use of “bath salts.” BILLINGS was originally sentenced on April 20, 2006, to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment and 6 years of supervised release for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location. MACE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution and will receive credit for time served since June 20, 2012. PRESS RELEASE

The United States was represented at the Clarksburg revocation hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

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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