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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 a federal inmate pled guilty to a weapon charge.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

“Another inmate with a shank,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “The result will be another extended prison stay.”

Dave Berrios-Hernandez, 24, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Beckley, pled guilty to possessing a handcrafted weapon commonly known as a “shank” at the prison on September 5, 2017.  A staff member observed Berrios-Hernandez throw the weapon down.  Berrios-Hernandez faces up to five years in prison, consecutive to the sentence he is now serving, when he is sentenced on February 20, 2019.

Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided at the plea hearing.

 

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Updated November 1, 2018