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Bridgeport Resident Arrested Pursuant To Federal Indictment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-7725 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 33 year old Bridgeport, Ohio, resident was arrested today pursuant to an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury.

According to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, MICHAEL RUNYON was named in a one-count Indictment charging him with “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” The Indictment alleges that from January of 2013 to May of 2013, RUNYON knowingly failed to update a registration pursuant to the Sex Offender Notification Act. If convicted, RUNYON faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

All of the charges contained in the above-referenced indictments are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015