The Associated Press
September 23, 2010
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A federal jury convicted an inmate at the federal facility in Beckley on Thursday on charges that he assaulted another inmate with a combination lock attached to a belt, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
Eugene Montgomery, 46, was also convicted on charges of possessing a weapon, the news release states.
The victim required medical staples to close a wound to his head, according to the release.
Montgomery, who was already serving a 20-year sentence on a heroin distribution conviction, faces up to 15 additional years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger on Jan. 13.
In a separate case, a Tornado man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
Vance Xavier Wilder, 49, pleaded guilty to the charge in March, admitting that he possessed more than 600 images of child pornography after a previous conviction.
U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston sentenced Wilder to 188 months in prison, followed by a lifetime on supervised release.