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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 8, 2017

Two Federal Inmates Sentenced For Weapon Possession

WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann sentenced two federal inmates separately for possessing weapons in prison.

 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Jeremy Harwell, age 30, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute (“FCI”) Allenwood, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for being in possession of a homemade weapon made out of wood, commonly referred to as a “shank” in December 2016.

 

Craig Pipps, age 43, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary (“USP”) Allenwood, was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment for being in possession of a homemade weapon made out of wood, commonly referred to as a “shank” in December 2016.

 

Harwell and Pipps each previously pleaded guilty on September 8, 2017. The sentences will be served consecutively to their current periods of federal confinement.    

 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael FiggsGanter prosecuted the cases.   

 

 

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Updated December 8, 2017