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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Seven Individuals Sentenced In Federal Court


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Seven individuals have been sentenced by Judge Gina M. Groh in Federal Court.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that:

DANIEL ROBERT MYERS, JR., age 35, and JORDAN BROOKE GAMBRELL, age 20, both of Hedgesville, West Virginia, were sentenced to 46 months in prison and 18 months in prison respectively, for “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin” on November 15, 2012. MYERS and GAMBRELL were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and 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, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

DANNY RAY TERRY, age 54, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for “Failure to Register and Update Registration as a Sex Offender” when he moved to West Virginia in 2011. TERRY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

BRIAN NICKENS, age 38, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for “Drug User in Possession of a Firearm” on March 26, 2012. NICKENS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

ERIC SCOTT TAYLOR, age 34, of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 4 months in prison for the “Distribution of Marijuana.” TAYLOR was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Douglas and investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

PERRY JOSEPH JENKINS, age 33, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 4 years probation for the “Sale of Firearms to a Prohibited Person.” This case was prosecuted by Camilletti and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

BENJAMIN CHAVIS, II, age 54, of Martinsburg was sentenced to 3 years probation for the “Distribution of Heroin.” This case was prosecuted by Douglas and 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, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated January 7, 2015