News and Press Releases

DOJ Seal

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 


March 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheeling Resident Sentenced on Firearm Violation

 

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 22 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on March 16, 2009, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that ASHLEY NICOLE MARTIN was sentenced to five months imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release. The Court also ordered that the first five months of MARTIN’s supervised release period be served under home confinement. MARTIN entered a plea of guilty on January 16, 2009, to one count of providing a false statement in the acquisition of a firearm on February 6, 2008, in Wheeling. MARTIN, in connection with the acquisition of a Bersa, Model Thunder 380 pistol, made a false statement by stating she was the actual buyer of the firearm when she was acquiring the firearm for another person.

MARTIN, who is currently free on bond, will self-report to a designated federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

 

Project Future

Call Tara Tighe at (304) 234-7703 or Email Tara.Tighe@usdoj.gov to schedule your event.

WV Public Corruption
Hotline
Public Corruption

Call 1-855-WVA-FEDS or Email wvafeds@usdoj.gov if you have information about public corruption in your community.

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
What Makes Schools Safer? Using science to discover what works. Federal funding available. Visit NIJ.gov, keywords: 'comprehensive school safety intiative'
Community Outreach

Giving Back to the Community through a variety of venues & initatives.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
Justice 101