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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Charleston Man On Illegal Firearm Possession Charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A 32-year-old man was indicted today by a federal grand jury sitting in Charleston for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  According to a single-count indictment, Jon Paul Clements, of Charleston, W.Va., allegedly possessed a firearm on March 9, 2013. 

Clements was previously convicted of first degree robbery with a firearm in July 2002 in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County.  He did not have his rights to possess a firearm restored.
Clements faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted. 

The investigation was conducted by the Charleston Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Monica Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. 

The case is being brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Click here to view a copy of the indictment

Note: The charge contained in the indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015