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
October 25, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Martinsville Resident Convicted
for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 38 year-old New Martinsville, West Virginia, resident was convicted on October 24, 2012, by a Wheeling jury on one count. The trial lasted two days, concluding early Wednesday evening. Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided over the trial.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: PAUL JASON BILLITER a/k/a “P.J.” was convicted of Possession of Ammunition on November 23, 2011, in New Martinsville after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. BILLITER was convicted of the offenses of Burglary and Grand Larceny in the Circuit Court of Tyler County, West Virginia.
Trial evidence indicated that BILLITER illegally possessed 102 rounds of ammunition at his residence in New Martinsville.
BILLITER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and investigated by the New Martinsville Police Department.
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