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
May 1, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harrison County Resident Entered Guilty Plea
To Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 22 year old Harrison County resident entered a plea of guilty on April 30, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that CODY DYLAN RIGGS entered a plea of guilty to an Information charging RIGGS, who was previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year and prohibited from possessing firearms, with possessing an Ithaca rifle, Model M-49, .22 caliber, on September 29, 2008, in Harrison County. RIGGS was previously convicted of Robbery in the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Brevard County, Florida.
RIGGS, who is currently in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
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