CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — An inmate formerly at United States Penitentiary Hazelton has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years for assaulting a correctional officer.

Dwight Foster, 50, was convicted following a two-day of assault of a correctional officer involving physical contact and possession of a weapon.

Documents said Foster hit the officer with a fist after a prison-made weapon was found during a search of his cell.

Foster will also serve three years of supervised release once his prison sentence is complete.