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Wheeling woman sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to three years probation for 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” in April 2018. 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted 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 July 2, 2018