CLARKSBURG — An inmate convicted of assaulting his case manager and four other staff members who came to her aid at the Hazelton prison is headed to prison for another 20 years.
U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley sentenced Tarvish Leviticus Dunham for two counts of assaulting, resisting and impeding Hazelton personnel resulting in injury; one count of obstructing justice by retaliating against a witness; one count of resisting and impeding (without assault); and one count of misdemeanor assaulting, resisting and impeding without injury.
A jury convicted the 42-year-old North Carolinian earlier this year of those counts and another count of assaulting, resisting and impeding a Hazleton guard. The latter count was dismissed this week by Keeley after she found the government had suppressed an investigation of the guard by the Office of Inspector General based on the officer’s alleged introduction of contraband into the prison.
In handing down the sentence, Keeley noted Dunham’s “history of violence,” as well as his lack of remorse.
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