7-5-13 Eleven sentenced for federal supervised release violations

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WHEELING — United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, announced that during the month of June 2013 eleven individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court.

Wheeling Division Revocations

(Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr.)

Calvin Spears, 32, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for possession and use of marijuana and cocaine and failure to submit monthly supervision reports. Spears was originally sentenced on April 22, 2002, to 120 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for interstate transportation of controlled substances. Spears’ sentence in this case will run consecutively to the 15-year sentence he is currently serving for a conviction in the Circuit Court of Ohio County.

Sean Burt, 30, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for failure to attend drug aftercare, leaving the district without permission, new law violations and failure to notify probation officer of new arrest. Burt was originally sentenced on April 28, 2003, to 125 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school. Burt was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Vance L. Burns, 53, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment to be followed by 48 months of supervised release for possession and use of cocaine. Burns was originally sentenced on March 24, 2006, to 78 months imprisonment and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground. Burns was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Daniel Banks, 37, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment to be followed by 19 months of supervised release for the possession and distribution of a controlled substance on two occasions. Banks was originally sentenced on Jan. 23, 2006, to 92 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Banks was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Assistant United States Attorneys John C. Parr and David J. Perri represented the United States at the Wheeling revocation hearings.

Clarksburg Division Revocations

(Judge Irene M. Keeley)

Brian Griffey, 43, of Monongah, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for unlawful possession of controlled substances and attempting to defeat a drug test. Griffey was originally sentenced on March 27, 2003, to 77 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin. Griffey was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Ed Corney, 25, of Morgantown, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for possession of controlled substances, testing positive for the use of controlled substances, possession of dangerous weapon, failure to participate in drug rehabilitation program and failure to obtain GED and participate in educational training program. Corney was originally sentenced on Nov. 24, 2008, to 18 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine. Corney was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Paul Bowen, 27, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for failure to report for drug testing, failure to attend   substance abuse counseling session, failure to report change in employment status, failure to report change of address, failure to follow instructions of probation officer, possession of opiates and cocaine, testing positive for the use of opiates and cocaine, and failure to provide proper paperwork to the probation officer. Bowen was originally sentenced on April 24, 2007, to 30 months imprisonment and 36 months of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base. Bowen was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Assistant United States Attorneys Shawn A. Morgan and Zelda E. Wesley represented the United States at the Clarksburg revocation hearings.

Martinsburg Division Revocations

(Judge Gina M. Groh)

Stephanie Miller, 25, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for failure to support monthly report forms, testing positive for the use of controlled substances, failure to attend counseling as directed and committing a new charge of shoplifting. Miller was originally sentenced on April 7, 2009, to 24 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine. Miller was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Devin Parrish, 28, of Morgan County, was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment for third DUI offense, battery on police officer and change of address without permission of the probation officer. Parrish was originally sentenced on June 19, 2006, to 30 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Parrish was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti represented the United States at the Martinsburg revocation hearings.

Elkins Division Revocations

(Chief Judge John Preston Bailey)

Adron H. Claypool, 45, of Charleston, was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for use and possession of controlled substances and alcohol, committing another crime while on supervised release and failure to notify probation officer of his arrest. Claypool was originally sentenced on April 24, 2006, to 63 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Claypool was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Matthew Shane Burns, 41, of Randolph County, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment to be followed by 30 months of supervised release for committing another crime while on supervised release, failure to answer truthfully all inquiries of the probation officer and associating with others engaged in criminal activity. Burns was originally sentenced on May 10, 2005, to 77 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Burns was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner represented the United States at the Elkins revocation hearings.

The United States Probation Office carries out probation and pretrial services functions throughout the Northern District of West Virginia. With locations in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Martinsburg and Elkins, the office works to assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community, and to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision.  Jeff Givens is the chief probation officer for the Northern District.

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