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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FCI Hazelton Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting, Injuring Correctional Officer


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Carlos Lupercio, a 30-year-old inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Hazelton, was convicted and sentenced today for assaulting a correctional officer, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In July 2014, another FCI Hazelton inmate was involved in a dispute with a correctional officer. Lupercio joined in the dispute, striking the officer in the head and torso and jumping on his back. He pled guilty today to one count of “Assault of a Correctional Officer Resulting in Injury.” He was sentenced to an additional 24 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar iprosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Special Investigative Services Unit at FCI Hazelton led the investigation.

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

Updated January 7, 2015