(03/27/2012)
A two-day trial in federal court in Clarksburg ended in finding an escapee and his enabler guilty, related to an escape from the federal prison in Gilmer in 2010.

Harvey Brewer, 39, an inmate at FCI Gilmer was convicted of escape and Tasha S. Saunders, 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, was convicted of aiding and abetting his escape.

Brewer had been confined for the offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

Both now face a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

A Hur Herald news account at the time said Brewer managed to sneak away from a "unfenced camp," going to the Best Western near Glenville to meet his girlfriend, Saunders.

See related story GILMER PRISON OFFICIALS DELAY REPORTING ESCAPED PRISONER


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