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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) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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January 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

USP Hazelton Inmates Enter Pleas and are Sentenced

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that the following individuals appeared before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

VICENTE CHAVEZ, age 34, JOSE RODRIGUEZ-ZAVALA, age 39, ANDRES TORALES-MEDINA, age 31, and LUIS ALBERTO GARCIA, age 33, entered pleas of guilty to “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Do Bodily Harm.” CHAVEZ, RODRIGUEZ-ZAVALA, TORALES-MEDINA and GARCIA, who are members of the Surenos gang, participated in an assault on members of MS-13 gang. CHAVEZ was sentenced to 12 months in prison to run consecutive to his current 216-month sentence; RODRIGUEZ-ZAVALA was sentenced to 12 months in prison to run consecutive to his current 86-month sentence; and, TORALES-MEDINA was sentenced to 12 months in prison to run consecutive to his current 33-month sentence. GARCIA will be sentenced at a later date.

RYAN FIELDS, age 37, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of a Prohibited Object” when staff found a homemade weapon or shank in FIELDS’ pants pocket. FIELDS was sentenced to 12 months in person to run consecutive with his current 540-month sentence.

MAKISHEA BOBBI WILLS, age 32, entered a plea of guilty to “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Do Bodily Harm.” WILLS was sentenced to 15 months in prison to run consecutive with her current 210-month sentence.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower and investigated by the Special Investigative Services Staff at USP Hazelton.

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