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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Marion County man admits to fleeing from law enforcement

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Oneil Wayne South, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to fleeing from law enforcement, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

South, age 45, pled guilty to one count of “Reckless Flight from a Law Enforcement Officer.” South admitted to fleeing from law enforcement after being asked to stop when on the property of the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Harrison County in March 2019.

South faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the FBI, and the Fairmont Police Department investigated.
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 26, 2020