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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Erie Woman Sentenced to Prison for Concealing Felon from Arrest

ERIE, Pa. -A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to serve 21 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release on her conviction of concealing a person from arrest, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Damonique Shakara Henderson, 24.

According to information presented to the court, between February 26, 2015 and May 20, 2015, Henderson harbored and concealed Ricky Rashad Pullium, fully knowing that he was wanted on a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Henderson transported Pullium out of the Erie area and attempted to conceal him from arrest. The U.S. Marshals Service, Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested Pullium and Henderson on May 20, 2015, in Erie, Pa., where they were found hiding in a crawl space in the attic.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the United States Marshals Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Henderson.

Updated January 27, 2017