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USP Hazelton inmate sentenced for assaulting fellow prisoner

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Deonte Spicer, 29, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton, was sentenced today to an additional 70 months in prison for assaulting a fellow prisoner, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Following a two day trial in October 2015, a jury found Spicer guilty of one count of “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm.” Evidence presented at trial indicated that Spicer stabbed a fellow inmate multiple times with a hand crafted weapon during a physical altercation in February 2015.

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 investigated.

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

Updated February 5, 2016