West Virginia Man Charged with Dealing in Stolen, Specialized Mining Equipment
PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Beckley, West Virginia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges related to five thefts of specialized mine equipment that occurred in Indiana and Armstrong Counties, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The two-count Indictment names Eudell Delano Dickerson Jr., 43, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, from February 2017 to January 2018, Dickerson unlawfully conspired to and did transport, transmit and transfer in interstate commerce goods that were stolen, that is, specialized mining equipment/components, with a value of $5,000 or more from mining companies located in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Western District of Virginia to the State of West Virginia, where Dickerson is alleged to have sold the stolen mining equipment/components.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty