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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Inmate Charged For Possession Of A Homemade Weapon

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a felony Criminal Indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Scranton on April 26, 2016, charging federal prison inmate Davon Perry, age 36.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Perry was charged with allegedly possessing a homemade sharpened weapon in June of 2015.

If convicted, Perry could be imprisoned for a maximum sentence of up to 5 years and a fine in the amount of $250,000.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Todd K. Hinkley.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law is 5 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

 

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Updated April 27, 2016