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Inmates Sentenced for Weapon Offenses

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 men were sentenced for weapon offenses committed while they were inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell.

“Two more inmates extend their prison stay,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “The staff of the Bureau of Prisons must stay vigilant at all times.”

Tyler Romine, 27, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.  He pled guilty in July, admitting that on April 18, 2018, he possessed a weapon consisting of two combination locks attached to a belt, and that he used the weapon to strike another inmate. 

Ricardo Delgado-Vazquez, 37, was sentenced to 15 months in prison.  He also pled guilty in July, and admitted that on April 20, 2018, he possessed a sharpened piece of metal, commonly called a “shank.”  Prison officials found the weapon in the sleeve of his jacket. 

The sentences will run consecutively to the sentences the inmates were serving.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated these cases.  Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecutions.  Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentences.


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Updated December 17, 2018