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.