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CHARLESTON MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING STOLEN FIREARM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man who admitted possessing three stolen firearms was sentenced today, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  Joshua Caudill, 28, of Charleston, West Virginia, previously pleaded guilty in February of 2013.  Caudill admitted that he and Cody Fuller, 27, also of Charleston, West Virginia, burglarized a home on Tilbury Lane in St. Albans in November of 2012 and stole three firearms.  Caudill was sentenced to 76 months imprisonment, 70 months for the possession of stolen firearms, and an additional six months for violating the conditions of his supervised release.  Fuller pleaded guilty to his role in the offense and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison in July of 2013.

The arrests of Caudill and Fuller were the result of investigations into a string of burglaries in Kanawha County that occurred in October and November 2012.  Various agencies, including the Charleston Police Department and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

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