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13 sentenced in federal court in Martinsburg

November 23, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Thirteen people were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that:

• Tiffany Nicole Jones, 33, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 17 to 5 years in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release. Jones was convicted in April on one count of an Indictment charging her with the distribution of 13.5 grams of crack cocaine on April 10, 2008, in Martinsburg.

• Rashid Dayshawn Robinson, aka “Day Day,” 33, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 18 to 12 years and 7 months in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release. Robinson pleaded guilty in June to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of crack cocaine on November 17, 2009, in Berkeley County.

• Jonathan Frederick Bennett, aka “Water,” 42, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 18 to two and a half years in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release. Bennett pleaded guilty in June to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of crack cocaine on January 13, 2011, in Martinsburg.

• Derick W. Markley, 27, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 18, to seven months in prison to be followed by three years supervised release, with the first three months of his supervision to be served on home confinement with electronic monitoring.

Markley pleaded guilty in June to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine on December 12, 2007, in Martinsburg.  

• Eric Van Johnson, 40, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 18 to five years probation. Johnson pleaded guilty in July to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of crack cocaine on April 7, 2011.

• Clarence Nathaniel Smith, 61, of Charles Town, W.Va., was sentenced Oct. 19 to 10 years and one month in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Smith pleaded guilty in May to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base on May 26, 2010.

• Jamus Lemark Redman, 44, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 19 to eight years and four months in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release. Redman pleaded guilty in July  to one count of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine on April 7, 2011.

• Daniel Thomas Hoff-Hayles, 26, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 19 to 5 years and 10 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Hoff-Hayles pleaded guilty in May to one count of possession of firearms on Feb. 22, 2010, in Berkeley County, after having been previously convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Garrett County, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Hoff-Hayles will forfeit the two firearms found in his possession as part of his plea.

• Joroy Nigel Twyman, aka “Roy,” 32, of Charles Town, was sentenced Oct. 19, to three years and five months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Twyman pleaded guilty in May to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on May 11, 2010.

• Regina Lynn Cole, aka Regina Lynn Colvin, 35, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 19 to two years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cole pleaded guilty in May to one count of an indictment charging her with possession with intent to distribute cocaine on July 22, 2010.

• Lisa D. Kirk, 28, of Winchester, Va., was sentenced Oct. 19 to 14 months imprisonment to be followed by one year of supervised release. Kirk pleaded guilty in May to one count of an indictment charging her with acquiring and obtaining oxycodone by fraud and deception on Dec. 28, 2008, while employed as a nurse at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Kirk agreed to surrender her nursing license in all jurisdictions in which she is licensed as part of her plea and also agreed not to apply for license reinstatement for two years following suspension.

• Duane Clarke, 39, of Hedgesville,  was sentenced Oct. 20 to five years and eight months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Clarke pleaded guilty in April to a one-count indictment charging him with possession of child pornography. The pornography found on two computer drives at his residence on Sept. 22, 2009.

• Juan Arnaldo Gomez-Garcia, 29, of Petersburg, W.Va., was sentenced Oct. 19 to five years and 10 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Arnaldo Gomez-Garcia pleaded guilty in June to two counts of an indictment charging him with the distribution of less than 500 grams of cocaine in Petersburg and using and carrying a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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