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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ten Individuals Sentenced For Federal Supervised Release Violations


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of June ten (10) individuals were sentenced by Judge Gina M. Groh for violations of the terms and conditions of their supervised release imposed by the United States District Court.

Paul Lee Jackson, age 45, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for testing positive for the use of cocaine; failure to be truthful with probation officer; and, being charged and arrested in Berkeley County Magistrate Court for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Jackson was originally sentenced on July 15, 2003, to 240 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. In October of 2009, Jackson’s sentence was reduced to 176 months in prison and again in November of 2011, Jackson’s sentence was reduced to 128 months in prison due to the crack resentencing guidelines. Jackson was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Gerald David Gibbs, age 26, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for associating with a convicted felon; failure to notify probation officer within 72 hours of police contact; testing positive for the use of cocaine; failure to be truthful with probation officer; frequenting a location where illegal substances are located; changing address without notifying probation officer 10 days in advance; and, a charge of No Operator’s. Gibbs was originally sentenced on July 30, 2010, to 60 months in prison and four years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base. Gibbs was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Timothy William Cook, age 29, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for failure to complete and submit monthly reports to the probation office; failure to respond to notifications of probation officer; and, failure to notify probation officer of a change in employment status. Cook was originally sentenced on January 17, 2006, to 97 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Cook was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Brandy Netz, age 39, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for committing another crime of distribution of cocaine base and arranging a purchase of heroin. Netz was originally sentenced on August 5, 2008, to 18 months in prison and five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. On September 12, 2013, Netz supervised release was revoked and she was sentenced to four months in prison and 18 months of supervised release for failure to be truthful with probation officer; testing positive for the use of cocaine; failure to follow instructions of the probation officer; and, being charged with other criminal violations, i.e. failure to maintain control, failure to stop at a stop sign, destruction of property and two counts of no child restraint. Netz was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

William Matthew Redman, age 47, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and 18 months of supervised release for failure to notify probation officer of change of address; being charge in Berkeley County Magistrate Court with possession of heroin; associating with a convicted felon; possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia; and, frequenting places where controlled substances were illegally sold, distributed or administered. Redman was originally sentenced on March 13, 2003, to 151 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base. In February of 2009, Redman’s sentence was reduced to 130 months pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. Redman was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Ronald Allen Brown, age 36, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison for possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to respond to probation officer; and, admitted use of heroin. Brown was originally sentenced on November 15, 2004, to 108 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin. Brown was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Devonnie Joseph Cooper, age 26, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison, with three months of the imprisonment term to be served on home confinement, for admitted use of oxycodone; failure to following instructions of the probation officer; and, failure to report to the probation office on six different occasions. Cooper was originally sentenced on January 29, 2008, to 60 months in prison and four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. On March 21, 2003, Cooper’s supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to 5 months in prison and four years of supervised release for admitted use of marijuana and cocaine; testing positive for the use of marijuana; and, attempting to provide an altered/fake urine sample. Cooper was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Timothy Douglas Imperio, age 33, of Keyser, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for testing positive for the use of amphetamine, marijuana, suboxone and loracet (not prescribed to him); admitted use of xanax (not prescribed to him); charges of failure to display license and no seatbelt; two charges for shoplifting; failure to notify probation officer of new charges; and charges of DUI-2nd offense, no proof of insurance and no operator’s. Imperio was originally sentenced on July 13, 2009, to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for perjury before a grand jury. On January 7, 2013, Imperio’s supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to six months in prison and 30 months of supervised release for failure to maintain employment; failure to notify probation officer of change in employment status; failure to file monthly report form; and, failure to be truthful with probation officer. Imperio was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution and will receive credit for time served since June 2, 2014.

Michael Hunter Norris, age 37, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 100 months of supervised release for abuse of prescribed medication; failure to notify probation officer of move; and, leaving hospital without notify probation office of residential location. Norris was originally sentenced on July 2, 2012, to 15 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for failure to register as a sex offender. On July 25, 2013, Norris’ supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to 5 months in prison and 115 months of supervised release for testing positive and admitting to the use of marijuana as well as testing positive and denying the use of marijuana. Norris was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Steven Blunt, age 40, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 42 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of heroin; morphine, suboxone, opiates and methadone; being observed by probation officers with driving without a valid driver’s license; being untruthful with probation officer; and, failure to complete counseling as directed. Blunt was originally sentenced on December 10, 2010, to 60 months in prison and four years of supervised release for the possession with intent to distribute heroin. Blunt was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the revocation hearings by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jarod J. Douglas and Paul T. Camilletti.

The United States Probation Office carries out probation and pretrial services functions throughout the Northern District of West Virginia. With locations in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Elkins, the office works to assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community, and to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision. Jeff Givens is the Chief Probation Officer for the Northern District.

Updated January 7, 2015