Wheeling Man Sentenced To 10 Years Imprisonment For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm
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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 28-year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident who threatened to kill his girlfriend and others with a semi-automatic rifle was sentenced in Federal court on June 20, 2013.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that JORDAN L. LAUDERMILT was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. LAUDERMILT was found guilty after a jury trial on February 7, 2013, to being a “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” as a result of his use of a Ruger .22 Caliber Rifle in a domestic dispute on Justice Lane in Ohio County in February of 2011. Evidence presented at trial established that LAUDERMILT demanded a cash payment from his girlfriend and when she refused to comply he threatened to shoot her, her father, and her brother. Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and placed LAUDERMILT under arrest after surrounding the house and observing him yell out threats of harm for approximately twenty minutes.
LAUDERMILT was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.
This case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and in addition to the sheriff’s department it was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.