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Wheeling Man Charged in Federal Indictment

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A Wheeling man has been sentenced by a federal grand jury.

 

According to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, Curtis Smelley, 39, was named in a two-count indictment.

 

Smelley is charged with one count of interstate domestic violence and one count of interstate communication of a threat.

 

If he is convicted, Smelley could face a maximum of 10 years behind bars and a fine of $250,000 on count one, and five years in jail and a fine of $250,000 on count two.

 

Back in June of 2011, Smelley was taken into custody after he reportedly hit two Bridgeport Police cruisers.

 

A police report states his vehicle entered a lot, hit the driver side door of one cruiser, and then struck the front passenger side of a second vehicle. He reportedly fled to Wheeling Island afterward.

 

Smelley was also wanted on domestic assault charges in Wheeling.

 

The case will be prosecuted by United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, and was investigated by the Wheeling Police Department.