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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) 234-7725 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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June 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seven Individuals Sentenced
During the Month of May for
Federal Supervised Release Violations

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of May, 2013, seven 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.)

JOSH SMITH, age 25, of Weirton, West Virginia, was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment to be followed by 24 months of supervised release for a state conviction of domestic battery while on supervised release. SMITH was originally sentenced on July 1,
2008, to 60 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for interstate travel in aid of racketeering. SMITH 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 hearing by Assistant
United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley)
LEO THOMPSON, age 31, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for testing positive for the use of cocaine on two separate occasions. THOMPSON was originally sentenced on November 27, 2006, to 33 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. THOMPSON will self- report to the designated Federal institution.

DAVID FREEMAN INGRAM, age 33, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for testing positive for the use of controlled substances on three separate occasions. INGRAM was originally sentenced on November 24, 2008, to 24 months imprisonment and six years of supervised release for the distribution of morphine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. INGRAM will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Clarksburg revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorneys Zelda E. Wesley and Brandon S. Flower.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS

MATTHEW JENKINS, age 40, of Jefferson County, West Virginia, was sentenced to
13 months imprisonment for testing positive for the use of controlled substances, driving while suspended and changing residence without permission from the Probation Officer. JENKINS was originally sentenced on July 23, 2009, to 41 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. JENKINS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

DAMON MITCHELL, age 37, of Berkeley County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment to be followed by 28 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of controlled substances on three separate occasions and changing residence without permission from the Probation Officer. MITCHELL was originally sentenced on October 25, 2000, to 219 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base. On February 2, 2009, MITCHELL’s sentenced was reduced to
177 months imprisonment and on November 1, 2011, MITCHELL’s sentence was again reduced to 141 months pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. MITCHELL was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

BRIAN GROVE, age 23, of Berkeley County, was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment to be followed by 17 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of controlled substances, failing to report for drug test and changing residence without permission from the Probation Officer. GROVE was originally sentenced on January 25, 2011, to 12 months and
1 day imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. GROVE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

JASON YAIDER, age 37, of Mineral County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 82 days imprisonment for the possession of ammunition. YAIDER was sentenced on March 29, 2010, to 3 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm after a conviction for domestic violence. YAIDER’s supervised release was previously revoked on July 6, 2011, and he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release. YAIDER 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 Paul T. Camilletti.

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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