Two individuals who were convicted on March 22, 2012, by a Clarksburg jury related to escape from the federal prison in Gilmer County have been sentenced in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

Forty-year-old Harvey Brewer, an inmate at FCI Gilmer was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to run concurrent with the 120-month sentence he is currently serving.

Tasha S. Saunders, 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment.

Brewer was convicted of escape and Saunders was convicted of aiding and abetting his escape from FCI Gilmer on August 28, 2010.

Brewer had been jailed for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

The court found that both defendants committed extensive perjury when they testified at trial

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

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.

Another story indicated a delay in reporting Brewer's escape.


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