Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 8, 2014

Inmate sentenced for possessing homemade knife in McDowell Federal Prison

CHARLESTON — A federal inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell was sentenced to 15 additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated.

According to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Billy Williams, 25, pleaded guilty last March, admitting that in October of 2013, he possessed a homemade knife, called a shank, while in prison.

Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Faber sentenced Williams. The 15 months will run consecutively to the 120-month sentence that Williams is currently serving for other offenses, one which includes assault with intent to kill while armed.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John File.


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