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Inmate admits to assault charge, sentenced

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Irvin Johnson, an inmate at Federal Corrections Institution Hazelton in Preston County, has admitted to an assault charge and was sentenced to 15 additional months of incarceration, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Johnson, 35, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Assault of a Correctional Officer Involving Physical Contact.” Johnson admitted to assaulting a correctional officer in April 2020 in Preston County. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Prisons investigated. 

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

Updated November 14, 2021