Federal Inmates Sentenced on Weapon Charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that two inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell were sentenced on weapon charges. The cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
“Two more prisoners and two more shanks,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Shanks pose a threat to other inmates and prison staff. The only thing you get with a shank is a longer prison sentence.”
Marlon Briceno, 32, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for possessing a weapon in the prison. Briceno pled guilty in April, admitting that on October 7, 2017, he possessed a handcrafted weapon commonly known as a “shank.” A staff member at the prison found the weapon in his shoe. Briceno’s sentence will run consecutively to the sentence he is now serving.
Bryan Casey, 32, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for possessing a shank. He pled guilty in April and admitted that a staff member found the weapon in his pants pocket during a search on November 11, 2017. Casey’s sentence will also run consecutively to the sentence he is presently serving.
The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney John File. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentences.
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Updated September 5, 2018