The feds aren’t finished dealing with the February shootout in Elkins, W. Va., which resulted in the death of deputy U.S. Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller and the wounding of two other deputies. The suspect Charles Smith was also killed.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in West Virginia announced charges against the suspect’s widow, the daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend, who were home at the time when deputy Marshal Hotsinpiller and two other deputies came to arrest Charles Smith on drug and firearms charges, the State Journal reported. Smith was fatally shot during the confrontation.
Specifically, the widow of the suspect, Sherry Smith, 49, her daughter Cassandra Smith, 25 , and the daughter’s boyfriend Anthony Lambert, 23,were indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges.
Sherry Smith, Charles Smith’s wife, is charged with making a false statement when buying a shotgun authorities believe was used in the slaying of Hotsinpiller, the State Journal reported. She is also accused of possessing a .30 caliber M2 machine gun and faces conspiracy, obstruction and false statement charges.
Cassandra Smith and Lambert face conspiracy, obstruction and false statement charges.