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Four individuals sentenced in federal court in Martinsburg

May 13, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Four Eastern Panhandle residents were sentenced May 8 in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge John Preston Bailey, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.

• Larnell Torrence Minor, 35, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison to be followed by 35 years of supervised release.

Minor was convicted on Jan. 25 of failure to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Minor is required to register as a sex offender for life as a result of his 1998 conviction for third-degree sexual assault in Montgomery County, Md.

Minor was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

• Daniel Christopher Jackson, 24, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Jackson entered a guilty plea in 2011 to one count of possession of child pornography in Martinsburg, when 3,468 images and 64 videos containing child pornography were seized from his residence.

Jackson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal prison.

• Douglas D. Starling, 50, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to four years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Starling entered a guilty plea on Jan. 30 to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and Oxycodone in Martinsburg.

Starling was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

• Jeremy Rinker, 27, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to one year in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Rinker entered a guilty plea on Jan. 17 to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Rinker, who is free on bond, will self-report on June 15.

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