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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Federal Inmate Convicted Of Assault

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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

CLARKSBURG, WV – Edward C. Crow, age 44, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia, was convicted this week for the assault of a correctional officer after a two day federal jury trial before U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, for the Northern District of West Virginia made the announcement.

Crow was convicted by a federal jury this week on one count of assaulting a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm; and one count of possession of a weapon.

Crow was found by the jury to have used a spear that he had manufactured himself to stab a correctional officer through the food slot on his cell door. The officer suffered a puncture wound to his lower abdomen and received medical treatment at a local hospital.

Crow, who is in custody pending sentencing, is a career offender and faces an additional twenty years in prison.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the Special Investigative Services Staff at USP Hazelton.

Updated January 7, 2015