A Beckley man was sentenced Thursday before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger to one year in prison for his part in the October 2011 burglary of the Fairdale post office.
Timothy Taylor, 31, was convicted in August 2012 by a federal jury in Beckley for burglary and aiding and abetting the burglary of a federal post office.
Trial evidence revealed that Taylor forcibly broke into or aided and abetted co-defendant Benjamin Webb, 39, in breaking into the post office.
Webb admitted he and Taylor gained entry by smashing a glass door using a sledgehammer on Oct. 30, 2011.
The post office was closed during the burglary and Webb and Taylor stole nine packages before fleeing the scene.
The stolen packages were addressed to him and contained quantities of prohibited synthetic stimulants commonly known as “bath salts.”
Webb was sentenced in August to eight months in federal prison and three years supervised release.
After Taylor’s one-year prison sentence, Berger ordered two years of supervised release.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erik Goes and Larry Ellis handled the prosecution.
- Local News
Jury trial set in Bob Graham case
Robert E. “Bob” Graham, the former executive director of the Wyoming County Council on Aging and All-Care Home and Community Services Inc., will be back in U.S. District Court in Bluefield this October for a trial to recover consequential damages for aggravation and inconvenience from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., the insurance company that provided him coverage when he served as director of the two agencies.
- Calendar — Friday, July 25, 2014
Kids drama camp dips into the acting bug
Some kids growled and grumbled. Others complained about the stories they heard. A few wore pig noses. Grandpa nearly fell asleep.
Sewage treatment plant project clears another hurdle
Ronceverte’s planned construction of a new sewage treatment plant cleared another regulatory hurdle with the expiration Wednesday of a 20-day waiting period at the state Public Service Commission.
Saints march into ‘Almost Heaven, W.Va.’
At 3:54 p.m. Wednesday afternoon the New Orleans Saints’ chartered flight touched the ground at the Greenbrier Valley Airport, and Greenbrier County officially became “Who Dat?” Country. INCLUDES TOUT VIDEO.
Broadband panel eyes access to rural areas
The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council met far outside its typical Charleston venue Wednesday to hear issues about Internet speeds in some of the state’s most rural regions.
Lewisburg official says fuel spill contained, drinking water safe
Lewisburg’s public works director is confident that a Tuesday afternoon fuel spill 60 miles upriver from the city water system’s intake has been contained and the water is safe to drink.
Lewisburg keeping eye on gas spill
Mayor John Manchester said Tuesday night it was in the city’s best interest that officials proceed with caution to reports of a diesel spill farther up the Greenbrier River because “we wouldn’t want to run into an Elk River challenge here."
NCCC team brings its skills to work in Hinton
William Custus, 20, of Washington, and Sabree Koonce, 21, of Leavenworth, Kan., have spent the summer making West Virginia beautiful.
Cyclist injured in accident
A cyclist was injured on a trail near the Gauley River when she fell from her bike to avoid a tree branch.
- More Local News Headlines
- Jury trial set in Bob Graham case