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W.Va. man receives 33 months in federal prison

July 20, 2000

W.Va. man receives 33 months in federal prison



A Martinsburg man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to 33 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for retaliation against a federal witness.

Johnnie Lee James Jr, 35, of 226 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, was convicted March 20 of one count of retaliation against a witness. James assaulted Jeff Hollis on Oct. 8, 1999 in connection with Hollis' appearance in an October 1999 federal trial.

In another federal court matter, Mark Randall Arvin Jr., of Glenwood Forest Subdivision, Gerrardstown, W.Va., pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of distribution of oxycodone at his residence on Sept. 22, 1998. Arvin is free on bond prior to his sentencing.

Earlier in the week two people were sentenced and four others entered guilty pleas in federal court.

They included:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Craig Robin Roberts, 37, of Martinsburg, sentenced to 112 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years supervised release. Roberts pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm on Feb. 3, 1999 while a convicted felon.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Damon Lucky Mitchell, 24, of 414 Martins Way, Martinsburg, pleaded guilty July 13 to one count of distributing "crack" cocaine. Mitchell is in custody and will be sentenced Oct. 2.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Angela Marie Henry, 33, of 520 Cedar Hall Lane, Berryville, Va., was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Henry pleaded guilty March 24 to one count of aiding and abetting a convicted felon in attempting to flee the jurisdiction of the court in order to avoid sentencing.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Kendall Shade Mose, 33, of 330 East 11th St., Ranson, W.Va., pleaded July 17 to one count of possession of a firearm while a felon. Mose is in custody.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Brenda Marie Orr, 21, of 414 Martins Landing, Martinsburg, pleaded guilty on July 18 to one count of distribution of "crack" cocaine on July 28, 1999 in Martinsburg. Orr is in custody and is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 16.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Leon Tobias Yancey Jr. , 24, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty on July 18 to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin on May 27, 1998 in Martinsburg. Yancey is free on bond pending sentencing. His sentencing will be Oct. 16.

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