CLARKSBURG, W. Va. — An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Hazelton was convicted for the assault of a correctional officer on Wednesday.

After a two-day trail, Edward C. Crow, 44, was found guilty by a federal jury before U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley on one count of assaulting a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm; and one count of possession of a weapon.

He was found to have used a spear he manufactured himself to stab a correctional officer through the food slot on his cell door.

The officer suffered a puncture wound to his lower abdomen and received medical treatment at a local hospital.

Crow, who is in custody pending sentencing, is a career offender and faces an additional 20 years in prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the Special Investigative Services Staff at USP Hazelton.

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    What a waste of tax payers money , should not of even been a trial, they should just FRY HIS SORRY BUTT . WHAT A ( POS )

  • zero tolerance

    The death penalty is not a deterrent as you might think.

    • Tom

      It will deter that particular individual from committing another crime.

      • Tracyo64


        • zero tolerance

          The death penalty has very little to do with being a deterrent for capital offenses. The criminal thought process is usually not that comprehensive.

  • chasmo

    If we had the DEATH PENALTY this is a non issue-- help us inmates, do this POS " in "