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Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Weapon Charge

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Beckley pled guilty to possession of a weapon at the prison. Stuart praised the efforts of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

“My Office takes these offenses very seriously and works closely with BOP investigators to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

Richard Ray Guerrero, 33, admitted that on June 30, 2017, he possessed a weapon which he made.  It consisted of a belt attached to two combination locks. The weapon was seized from him by a Federal Bureau of Prisons staff member.  Guerrero faces up to five years in prison, consecutive to the sentence he is now serving, when he is sentenced on August 8, 2018.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided at the plea hearing.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John File.


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Updated April 26, 2018