Ex-W.Va. Sheriff to Be Sentenced in Beating May 23

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) -- A former West Virginia sheriff will be sentenced next month for his role in the beating of a bank robbery suspect, and federal prosecutors want the victim to be in court.

New filings in U.S. District Court show former Jefferson County Sheriff Robert Shirley will be sentenced May 23 in Wheeling by Judge John Preston Bailey.

Shirley pleaded guilty in January to violating the civil rights of Mark Daniel Haines after a 2010 car chase. Shirley has been on home confinement since. He could get up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Haynes is currently an inmate at Allegheny County Detention Center in Maryland. On Monday, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld asked Bailey to order Maryland prison officials to produce Haines for the sentencing hearing.

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