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

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bureau of Prisons inmate convicted, sentenced on assault charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Isaac Pettiford, 40, formerly incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton, was convicted and sentenced to 10 months today for assaulting a registered nurse, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In December 2015, Pettiford forcibly assaulted a registered nurse while she was engaged in her official duties at United States Penitentiary Hazelton. He pled guilty today to one count of “Assault of a Federal Employee.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar 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 30, 2016