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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Federal Inmates Sentenced on Weapons Charges

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that two inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution at Beckley were sentenced for being in possession of weapons.  The cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 

“It’s unfortunate that these inmates chose to continue their criminal behavior once inside prison walls,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “It only guarantees they will have a longer stay.” 

Daqone Lance, 23, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, to be served consecutively to the sentence he is now serving.  Lance pled guilty in January and admitted that on June 3, 2017, a Bureau of Prisons staff member found an object hidden inside the waist band of his pants.  The object was a handcrafted weapon consisting of a sock tied to a combination lock. 

Michael Camp, 30, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, also to be served consecutively to the sentence he is currently serving.  Camp pled guilty in January, admitting that on July 17, 2017, a Bureau of Prisons staff member discovered an object in Camp’s boot.  The object was a handcrafted weapon commonly referred to as a “shank.”  It was a toothbrush about six inches long and sharpened to a point on one end. 

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the sentencing hearings.  Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution.

 

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Updated April 25, 2018