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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

USP Hazelton inmate convicted, sentenced for assaulting fellow prisoner

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Arnaldo Martinez-Gomez, 30, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Hazelton, was convicted and sentenced today for assaulting a fellow prisoner, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Martinez-Gomez assaulted a fellow prisoner during a physical altercation at USP Hazelton in September 2014. He pled guilty today to one count of “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm.” He was sentenced to an additional 18 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Special Investigative Services Unit at USP Hazelton led the inquiry.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated May 26, 2016