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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bureau of Prisons inmate pleads guilty to assault

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Fleming, 30, currently incarcerated at Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer, pled guilty today to assaulting a correctional officer, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In June 2014, Fleming intentionally assaulted a correctional officer with the intent to inflict bodily harm. Fleming pled guilty today to one count of “Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding Certain Officers or Employees.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner 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 27, 2016