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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Federal inmate admits to assault and sentenced

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Norman Hinton, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton was sentenced today to 42 months incarceration, to be served consecutively to his current sentence, for assaulting another inmate, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hinton, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Assault With a Dangerous Weapon With the Intent to do Bodily Harm” today. Hinton admitted to illegally possessing a deadly weapon and assaulting another inmate at USP Hazelton in Preston County on June 19, 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated.

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

Updated May 17, 2018