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

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Woman Indicted For Aiding The Escape Of An Inmate From Federal Prison


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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A woman who is alleged to have aided the escape of a man from a federal prison in Morgantown has been indicted and arrested.

JAMIE ANGEL CLAYTON, age 39, of Edgewater, New Jersey, was arrested on Thursday pursuant to an Indictment charging her with aiding the escape of a convicted drug trafficker from the Federal Correctional Institution in Morgantown, West Virginia.

According to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, CLAYTON is alleged to have aided Eugene Cobbs in escaping from the prison last month. Prior to his escape, Cobbs had been serving a 151 month sentence for conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
Cobbs, who is still on the run, was charged in the same indictment with “Escape.” CLAYTON appeared before a federal magistrate judge and was remanded to custody
pending a detention hearing.
If convicted, each defendant faces up to 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and
is being investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015