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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 21, 2014

Career Criminal Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Donnie COLLINS, age 29, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 188 months in prison and five years of supervised release for “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” COLLINS was determined to be an Armed Career Criminal due to his three prior felony drug convictions. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh.

COLLINS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police.

In other matters before Judge Groh, David Lee FERGUSON, age 61, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and six years of supervised release and Ashley Lucille DIXSON, age 27, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and six years of supervised release for “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a School.” FERGUSON and DIXSON were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

Carl CHANEY, age 60, of Springfield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release due to his conviction for “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” CHANEY is free on bond and will self-report to the designated Federal prison.

Charles JONES, JR., age 47, of Romney, West Virginia, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Sale of a Firearm to a Known Felon.” JONES, who is free on bond, will self-report to prison.

The CHANEY and JONES cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office.

Alvin Lee STOLTZFUS, age 51, of Romney, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $15,817.50 for “Cutting and Removal of Timber from Public Lands.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and investigated by the National Park Service.

Updated January 7, 2015