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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 31, 2014

Martinsburg Man Sentenced To Prison On Cocaine Trafficking Charge


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg man was sentenced to federal prison for trafficking in crack cocaine.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, age 24, of Martinsburg, West Virginia was sentenced to 188 months in prison due to his conviction for “Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine.” U.S. District Court Judge Gina M. Groh applied enhancements to WILLIAMS’ sentence due to his possession of a firearm, his maintaining of a drug-involved premise and his use of violence.

WILLIAMS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

In other matters before Judge Groh, THEOFANIS MAVROUDIS, age 46, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced to 63 months in prison and lifetime supervision due to his conviction for “Failure to Register as Sex Offender.” MAVROUDIS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas.

CHERA SCHLEYCOLE, age 27, of Martinsburg, was sentenced by Judge Groh to 12 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Straw Purchase of Firearms,” “Delivery of Firearm to a Convicted Felon,” and “False Statement to Law Enforcement Officers.” The case was investigated by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and the ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

In matters before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert, MISTY ANN TARMAN, age 51, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” TARMAN faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced. This case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and prosecuted by Douglas.

GWEN LITTEN, age 33, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Theft of Government Money.” As part of her plea, LITTEN must make restitution to the Social Security Administration in the amount of $10,853.00. LITTEN, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and prosecuted by Douglas.

Updated January 7, 2015