☷Federal Jury Finds Boone County Man Guilty in Connection with Damage to Energy Facility
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Federal Jury Finds Boone County Man Guilty in Connection with Damage to Energy Facility CHARLESTON , W . Va . – After two days of trial , a federal jury convicted a Boone County man today of attempting to damage the property of an energy facility , identified as a known mine located across Boone and Lincoln counties . Evidence at trial revealed Brandon Beverly , 46 , of Whitesville , helped to steal specialized mine equipment from the known mine in May and June 2019 , resulting in more than $5 , 000 in damage . Beverly is scheduled to be sentenced on July 28 , 2022 , and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison , three years of supervised release and a $250 , 000 fine . “I commend the West Virginia State Police and Lt . A . S . Perdue as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their work on this case , ” said United States Attorney Will Thompson . “I also applaud Assistant United States Attorneys Kathleen Robeson and Nowles Heinrich and the trial team for securing a guilty verdict . There is an extensive history of such wrongdoing in the Southern District , and this prosecution shows it won’t be tolerated . These crimes harm not just these facilities but the people who work at them . ”Senior United States District Judge John T . Copenhaver , Jr . presided over the jury trial . A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia . Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No . 2:21 - cr - 260 . ###
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