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Wheeling woman admits to lying to the US Marshals

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Melinda Ray McCardle, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to making a false statement, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McCardle, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “False Statement to a Federal Agent.” McCardle admitted to lying to a Deputy U.S. Marshal about the whereabouts of Deandre Davis, a fugitive wanted for murder. The crime occurred in August 2017 in Brooke County, West Virginia.

McCardle faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $500,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service, the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, and the Wheeling Police Department investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.

Updated April 16, 2018