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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Twenty-Two Individuals Sentenced During The Months Of September, October And November For Federal Supervised Release Violations


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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the months of September, October and November twenty-two individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS

(Judge Irene M. Keeley)

STEVE HALLER, age 45, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for attempting to defeat drug tests and failure to submit fine payments. HALLER was originally sentenced on June 18, 1996, to 188 months in prison and five years of supervised release for distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. On October 19, 2011, HALLER’s supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 54 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of a controlled substance. HALLER self-reported to the designated Federal institution on November 18, 2013.

FRANK LAWRENCE, age 38, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for testing positive for the use of controlled substances, failure to report for drug screens, unauthorized contact with a convicted felon, and failure to report income. LAWRENCE was originally sentenced on August 4, 2005, to 77 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess oxycodone and morphine. LAWRENCE self-report to the designated Federal institution on September 30, 2013.

HARRY PAUL HERSHMAN, age 57, of Tunnelton, West Virginia, was sentence to 24 months in prison for convicting a new offense of burglary. HERSHMAN was originally sentenced on March 1, 2011, to 21 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for felon in possession of a firearm. HERSHMAN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MARK WILLIAM CANO, age 56, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison for testing positive for the use of cocaine. CANO was originally sentenced on May 22, 2007, to 57 months in prison and 6 years of supervised release. In February of 2009, CANO’s sentence was reduced to 46 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. CANO was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

DEBRA LYNN BOLDEN, age 43, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for failure to provide urine tests, failure to attend counseling session, failure to enroll in a treatment program, possession of a controlled substance and use of a controlled substance. BOLDEN was originally sentenced on October 4, 2011, to 3 years probation for the distribution of heroin. On December 8, 2011, BOLDEN’s supervised release was revoked and she was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for testing positive for the use of controlled substances. BOLDEN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

NANCY JO NICHOLAS, age 48, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 66 months of supervised release for possession of a controlled substance and testing positive for the use of a controlled substance. NICHOLAS was originally sentenced on October 11, 2011, to 12 months and 1 day in prison and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a protected location. NICHOLAS will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

SHAWN LONG, age 45, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 66 months of supervised release for possession of marijuana, testing positive for the use of marijuana, and a new arrest for driving on a revoked license for DUI and no proof of insurance. LONG was originally sentenced on September 21, 2011, to 12 months and 1 day in prison and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. LONG will self-report to the designated Federal institution on January 3, 2014.

RYAN DREW TAYLOR, age 33, of Morgantown, was sentenced to 6 months in prison for possession of a controlled substance, use of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon. TAYLOR was originally sentenced on October 17, 2003, for distribution of crack cocaine. In February of 2009, TAYLOR’s sentence was reduced to 87 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. TAYLOR self-report to the designated Federal institution on October 9, 2013.

TIMOTHY ROBERT WILSON, age 27, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 4 months in prison and 48 months of supervised release for possession and use of controlled substances and alcohol. WILSON was originally sentenced on October 8, 2009, to 71 months in prison and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. In October of 2011, WILSON’s sentence was reduced to 46 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. WILSON self-report to the designated Federal institution on October 11, 2013.

BOBBY JAMES VANNOY, age 39, of Philippi, West Virginia, was sentenced to 58 days in prison and lifetime supervision for failure to file reports with the probation office, failure to truthfully answer inquiries of the probation officer; and, associating with persons engaged in criminal activity. VANNOY was originally sentenced on March 18, 2009, to 37 months in prison and lifetime supervision for possession of child pornography. VANNOY will self-report to the designated Federal institution on January 6, 2014.

The United States was represented at the Clarksburg revocation hearings by Assistant
U.S. Attorneys Shawn A. Morgan, Andrew R. Cogar, Brandon S. Flower and Zelda E. Wesley.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS

(Judge Gina M. Groh)

WILLIAM GREENE, age 40, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for new arrest for the distribution of crack cocaine. GREENE was originally sentenced on September 20, 2000, to 140 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. In April of 2008, GREENE’s sentence was reduced to 116 months pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. GREENE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

DWAYNE DANA LEWIS, age 37, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the distribution of heroin, possession of suboxone and being untruthful with the probation office. LEWIS was originally sentenced on January 25, 2011, to 33 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. LEWIS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

JAVIER HOWARD, age 31, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 13 months in prison for testing positive for the use of heroin and oxycodone. HOWARD was originally sentenced on August 9, 2006, to 84 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. In June of 2009, HOWARD’s sentence was reduced to 68 pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. On November 9, 2012, HOWARD was sentenced to 9 months in prison and 18 months of supervised release for violations of his supervised release. HOWARD was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

CHALDIN POINT DU JOUR, age 27, of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 9 months in prison and 26 months of supervised release for failure to perform work release, failure to pay restitution, being untruthful with the probation office, and failure to timely file monthly reports. DU JOUR was originally sentenced on October 19, 2011, to 10 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release the unauthorized use of access devices. DU JOUR was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

ROBERT KENNETH KACKLEY, age 41, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 52 months of supervised release for possession of controlled substances, testing positive for the use of controlled substances, failure to follow probation officer’s instructions and associating with known felons. KACKLEY was originally sentenced on July 6, 2011, to 27 months in prison and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. KACKLEY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

CHARLES COLLIN PETTY, age 32, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 40 months of supervised release for associating with known felons, use of suboxone and a DUI conviction. PETTY was originally sentenced on October 22, 2008, to 60 months in prison and 4 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. PETTY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

JARRED BARCLAY, age 29, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 25 months of supervised release for associating with known felons, DUI conviction, failure to submit monthly reports, testing positive for the use of marijuana and failure to be truthful with probation office. BARCLAY was originally sentenced on February 7, 2012, to 6 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. BARCLAY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

BRIDGET DEMINDS, age 28, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 4 months in prison and 32 months of supervised release for use of suboxone, shoplifting and failure to be truthful with probation officer. DEMINDS was originally sentenced on July 28, 2010, to 37 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for the possession with intent to distribute heroin. DEMINDS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

BRANDY NETZ, age 28, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 4 months in prison and 18 months of supervised release for possession of cocaine, destruction of property, traffic violations and failure to follow probation officer’s instructions. NETZ was originally sentenced on August 5, 2008, to 18 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. NETZ was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

ANDREW SEMAN, age 58, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 4 months in prison and 12 months of supervised release for failure to report police contact to probation office, failure to submit monthly reports to probation office, and leaving the district without permission from the probation office. SEMAN was originally sentenced on October 26, 2010, to 18 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin. SEMAN will self-report to the designated Federal institution on December 2, 2013.

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

WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS

(Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.)

MATTHEW IAN HAUGHT, age 31, of Colliers, West Virginia, was sentenced to 9 months in prison for possession and use of a controlled substance, failure to report to the probation office as instructed, failure to report for scheduled drug treatment and absconding. HAUGHT was originally sentenced on August 14, 2009, to 33 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a drug addict. On April 15, 2013, HAUGHT’s supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to 3 months in prison and 33 months of supervised release for use and possession of heroin and alcohol and failure to report for scheduled drug screens. HAUGHT was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

STEVEN KLOH, age 36, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 16 months of supervised release for possession of drug paraphernalia. KLOH was originally sentenced on October 22, 2012, to 24 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release for interstate transportation of controlled substances. KLOH was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Martinsburg revocation hearings by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randolph J. Bernard and John C. Parr.

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