News and Press Releases

DOJ Seal

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

WWW.JUSTICE.GOV/USAO/WVN

January 08, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Five Plead Guilty to Gun Charges stemming from
Stonewood Police Break-In

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Five Clarksburg residents entered pleas of guilty to charges stemming from the theft of firearms from the Stonewood Police Department on August 26, 2013.

United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

JONATHAN CARPENTER, age 25 and KRISOPHER COX, age 33, each entered a plea of guilty to “Felon in Possession of Firearms.” MICHELLE MCKINNEY, age 29, JOHN LYNCH, age 43, and DENAUL DICKERSON, age 26, each entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Firearms by an Unlawful Drug User/Addict. CARPENTER, MCKINNEY, LYNCH and COX, who are free on bond pending sentencing, and DICKERSON, who is in custody pending sentencing, face up to 10 years in prison.

This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harrison county Sheriff’s Department. The task force consists of officers & agents from the Bridgeport Police Department; the Clarksburg Police Department; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Postal Inspection Service; and the United States Marshals Service.

Project Future

Call Sharon Perry at (304) 234-7721 or Email Sharon.Perry2@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