1/7/2014 5:06 AM
by Nadine Grimley
BLUEFIELD - A Mercer County man was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for falsifying mandatory mine safety reports.
Craig Belcher, 37, of Bluefield, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bluefield. Belcher had pleaded guilty in July to charges related to the falsified safety reports.
Prosecutors said the offenses happened from January of 2009 to July of 2010 when he worked at mines in Wyoming, Fayette, and McDowell Counties.