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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

June 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lewis County Resident Enters Plea to
Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — An 18 year old Lewis County, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on June 26, 2012, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: CHRISTOPHER BILLS entered a plea of guilty to “Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence.” BILLS was charged with using the firearm during the robbery of a 7-11 store in Weston, West Virginia,
The charge stems from a robbery of a 7-11 store in Weston, West Virginia, on November 27, 2011. BILLS, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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