Inmate sentenced in assault of correctional officer

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A former inmate at the federal prison in Hazelton has been sentenced to spend more than six additional years in prison for assaulting a correctional officer.

Dwight Foster, 50, was found guilty earlier this year on charges of assault of a correctional officer involving physical contact and possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors said Foster hit the officer with a fist after a prison-made weapon was found during a search of his cell.

Foster will also serve three years of supervised release once his prison sentence is complete.

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