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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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February 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Individuals Sentenced on Firearms Charges

Ten others appear for pleas and sentencings

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three individuals sentenced on firearms charges by Judge Gina M. Groh.

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

CHARLES WILLIAM JONES, III, a/k/a “TREY,” age 27, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for “Possession of Firearms by a Drug User.” On August 27, 2012, in an undercover investigation, JONES sold 14 firearms which he had just stolen, to an undercover officer for $3,000. At that time, JONES was an illegal user of cocaine. JONES, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on March 11, 2014.

CODY ASHBY, age 22, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” ASHBY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MATTHEW TODD CRIM, age 21, of Berkeley County, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for “Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.” CRIM was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

In other hearings before Judge Groh:
JOSEA LORENZO HICKS, age 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 16 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for “Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” HICKS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower.

ADAM BRADY, age 21, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 12 months in prison and 6 years of supervised release for “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of the Burke Street Elementary School.” BRADY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. Co-defendant MONICA GREEN, age 35, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 5 years probation for “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin.

ASHLEY SEAL, age 25, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was sentenced to 3 years probation for “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas.

These three cases were investigated 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, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
BRANDON BARTLEY, age 30, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 3 years probation for “Prescription Fraud.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

MITCHELL LAMONT FERNANDO, age 31, of Washington, DC, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of Burke Street Elementary School.” FERNANDO, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 40 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin 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.

TALBERT FOSTER DEHAVEN, III, age 36, of Winchester, Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possessing a United States Marshal Badge.” DEHAVEN, claiming to be a U.S. Marshal engaged in the location and apprehension of a wanted criminal, displayed this badge at several nightclubs in Berkeley County. DEHAVEN, who is free on bond, faces up to six months in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

In plea hearings before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert:
RAHANEED GORDON, age 35, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of 100.2 Grams of Heroin.” GORDON, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 40 years in prison, and as part of his plea, has agreed to forfeit his interest in $990.25 in U.S. currency. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas.

MICHAEL STOTLER, age 23, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.” STOTLER, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.
The GORDON and STOTLER cases were investigated the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

PHILLIP WAYNE WERTZ, age 46, of Keyser, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Child Pornography.” WERTZ, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

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