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Former Sheriff Will Spend Year in Prison

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A former West Virginia sheriff will spend a year in federal prison for his role in the December 2010 beating of a robbery suspect.

Robert Shirley was sentenced Monday in Wheeling. Judge John Preston Bailey also ordered that Shirley serve 18 months probation and pay his victim restitution totaling almost $2,000.

Shirley apologized for his conduct. The beating occurred after a chase through the Eastern Panhandle.