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FCI Hazelton Inmate sentenced for assault and contraband charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dell Dingle, an inmate at the Federal Correction Institution Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, was sentenced today to an additional 30 months of incarceration after admitting to assault and contraband charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Dingle, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of “Assault of a Correctional Officer Involving Physical Contact” and one count of “Possession of a Prohibited Object (Narcotic).” Dingle admitted to attacking a federal correctional officer during the officer’s workday in May 2019. Dingle also admitted to having suboxone inside the prison in October 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated May 7, 2021

Violent Crime