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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

INMATE SENTENCED FOR POSSESSING HOMEMADE KNIFE IN McDOWELL FEDERAL PRISON

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a federal inmate was sentenced to fifteen additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated. Billy Williams, 25, pleaded guilty last March, admitting that in October 2013, he possessed a homemade knife, commonly called a shank, while he was serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence and ordered that it run consecutively to the 120-month sentence that Williams is already serving for, among other offenses, assault with intent to kill while armed.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John File.

Updated January 7, 2015