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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, February 11, 2013

Three Individuals Enter Pleas Of Guilty In Federal Court

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - Three individuals entered pleas of guilty on February
7, 2013, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

PATRICK S. CRITES, age 46, of Moorefield, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of “Transmitting Threatening Communications in Interstate Commerce” on November 28, 2012. CRITES, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the United States Secret Service, as the threat was made to the White House.

KELLEY LEIGH COHENOUR, age 35, and WILLIAM JOSEPH RUSSELL, age 38, of Cass, West Virginia, both entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” on April 13, 2012. COHENOUR and RUSSELL, who are on bond pending sentencing, face up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated January 7, 2015