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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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March 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seven Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

 

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Seven individuals were sentenced on March 4,
2013, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

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

ASHLEY DAWN KING, age 28, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release. KING entered a plea of guilty on November 14, 2012, to “Possession with Intent to Distribute 29.8 Grams of Crack Cocaine” on October 7, 2011, in Martinsburg. KING, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on April 8, 2013.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod Douglas 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.

RYAN LAMBERT BARNES, age 31, of Augusta, West Virginia, was sentenced to 5 years probation. BARNES entered a plea of guilty on November 27, 2012, to “Knowing Transfer of a Short-Barreled Shotgun” on August 30, 2011, in Hampshire County. BARNES knowingly transferred a Relevation shot gun with no serial number to a confidential informant for $100. Conversation during the transaction revealed that BARNES knew the shot gun was too short and not registered.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department.

DONALD NELSON DAVEY, II, age 34, of Burlington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. DAVEY entered a plea of guilty on October 10, 2012, to “Felon in Possession of Ammunition” on April
9, 2012. DAVEY, having previously been convicted of Possession of Counterfeit Securities in the Northern District of West Virginia District Court, knowingly possessed 20 Remington pellet shells and one Remington 20 gauge slug. DAVEY 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 United States Probation office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

CARLOS GAUSE, age 38, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. GAUSE entered a plea of guilty on November 28, 2012, to “Use of a Counterfeit Access Device” on March 14, 2010, at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, when GAUSE presented photographic identification along with a counterfeit credit card in order to obtain a cash advance of $1,000. GAUSE also recruited others from North Carolina and New York and provided them counterfeit credit cards to similarly obtain money from the casino in Charles Town and another casino in Dover, Delaware. GAUSE was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $155,300. GAUSE, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

TITUS LAVELL LEE, age 39-year old Wilmington, North Carolina, was sentenced to
30 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. LEE entered a plea of guilty on November 29, 2012, to “Use of a Counterfeit Access Device” at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town when LEE, in 2010, presented photographic identification along with a counterfeit credit card in order to obtain a cash advance of $1,000. LEE was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $27,500. LEE, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

DWAYNE FLEMING, age 36, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. FLEMING entered a plea of guilty on November 28, 2012, to “Use of a Counterfeit Access Device” on April 3, 2010, at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, when FLEMING presented photographic identification along with a counterfeit credit card in order to obtain a cash advance of $1,000. FLEMING was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $27,700. FLEMING, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

TERICKA GRADY, age 36, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, was sentenced to 5 years probation. GRADY entered a plea of guilty on November 29, 2012, to “Use of a Counterfeit Access Device” on April 4, 2010, at the casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, when GRADY presented photographic identification, along with a counterfeit credit card in order to obtain a cash advance of $1,000. GRADY was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $10,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and former Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and United States Secret Service.

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