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10 People Sentenced in U.S. District Court in Elkins

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Ten people were sentenced recently by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey in the U.S. District Court in Elkins, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Christopher Wayne Williams, 39 of Mill Creek, was sentenced to 70 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Officials said Williams pleaded guilty in April 2013 to felon in possession of a firearm.

Williams was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

William Joseph Russell, 39 of Cass, was sentenced to 60 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Officials said Russell pleaded guilty in February of 2013 to possession of material used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Russell is free on bond and will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

Velair Von Collins, II, 42 of Elkins, was sentenced to 57 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Collins pleaded guilty in March 2013 to felon in possession of a firearm, officials said.

Collins is free on bond and will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

Timothy Wayne Walden, 36 of Bayard, was sentenced to 41 months in prison to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Officials said Walden pleaded guilty in April 2013 to failure to update sex offender registration.

Walden was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Ronald John Louk, 30 of Churchville, Va., was sentenced to 37 months in prison to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Louk pleaded guilty in March 2013 to failure to update sex offender registration, according to officials.

Louk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Brandon Edward Anderson, 23 of Rock Cave, was sentenced to 37 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Anderson was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $2,496 to the Drug Enforcement Administration for the meth lab clean up.

Officials said Anderson pleaded guilty in April 2013 to two counts of possession of pseudoephedrine to be used to in the manufacture of meth. Anderson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Brian Keith Hammer, 51 of Elkins, was sentenced to 15 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Officials said Hammer pleaded guilty in December 2012 to possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of meth.

Hammer is free on bond and will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

Janel Phillips, 45 of Belington, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, with the first five months being served in the custody of the bureau of prison and the second five months being served under home detention. Phillips will also make restitution in the amount of $85,327.74 to Legal Aid of W.Va.

Officials said Phillips pleaded guilty in March 2013 to federal program fraud. Phillips filed false mileage claims and time sheets from 2007 to 2010 while working for Legal Aid of West Virginia.

Phillips is free on bond and will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

Tiffany Roach, 24 of Lewis County, was sentenced to five years probation. Officials said Roach pleaded guilty in December 2012 to providing a false statement to a federal firearms licensee in the acquisition of a firearm.

Hunter Turner, 20 of Circleville, was sentenced to five years probation. Turner pleaded guilty on July 9, 2012 to possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of meth. Officials said Turner completed a drug rehabilitation program at the Anthony Center while waiting for his sentencing hearing.