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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bureau of Prisons inmate convicted, sentenced on assault charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Thomas Cuthbertson, 25, formerly incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton, was convicted and sentenced to 15 months today for assaulting a correctional officer, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In October 2014, Cuthbertson intentionally assaulted a correctional officer with the intent to inflict bodily harm. He pled guilty today to one count of “Assault of a Correctional Officer Resulting in Injury.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigations Services Unit investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated September 29, 2016