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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two federal inmates sentenced for crimes committed while serving time in prison

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Two inmates were sentenced today for crimes they committed while serving time in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto.

Larry Antoine Smith, 49, who possessed a weapon at the Federal Correctional Institution at Beckley, was sentenced today to a year and nine months in federal prison, to be served consecutively to his current sentence for violating his federal supervised release. He previously pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by an inmate of the institution. Smith admitted that on September 28, 2015, he possessed a combination lock attached to a belt. The weapon was discovered when a prison staff member observed Smith swinging the belt. Smith further admitted that he attached the lock to the belt with the intention of using it as a weapon.

In a separate prosecution, Christina Kimble, 33, who escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson, was sentenced today to a year in prison, to be served consecutively to her current sentence for a federal drug charge. She previously pleaded guilty to escape, admitting that on November 17, 2015, she left the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson without authorization. Kimble was apprehended several hours later by the Alderson Police Department.

The Smith case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Alderson Police Department conducted the investigation of Kimble. Assistant United States Attorney John File is in charge of the prosecutions. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentences.

Updated November 30, 2016