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Press Release

Washington County Felon Back in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on June 28, 2017 to an additional 24 months of federal incarceration after violating his federal supervision, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the latest federal sentence on Zack James Sadler, age 32.

According to information presented to the court, Sadler had failed to report his address to United States Probation Officers as required and was then arrested on several different alleged gun-related offenses in Washington County. Most of those cases were dropped for reasons that include the victims failing to show in court, however, he was convicted of Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Illegally Possessing a Concealed Firearm charges at one Washington County case.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer noted that Sadler was on supervision for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm at one case in federal court where he was sentenced to 60 months of incarceration. Sadler received another 15 months of incarceration when charged with escaping from a halfway house after his release from federal custody. Prior court hearings revealed that Sadler has previous convictions for illegal firearm possession, assaults, drugs, burglary and shooting at civilians.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt of the Violent Crime Section of the Office of the United States Attorney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Washington City Police Department and the United States Probation Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sadler.

Updated June 30, 2017