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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

 

 

August 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Steubenville Resident Indicted on Firearms Charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 33 year old Steubenville, Ohio, resident was named in an Indictment returned on August 3, 2009, by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Wheeling, West Virginia.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that DAWANTAYE BOSWELL was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that BOSWELL, having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a Sturm Ruger Model P94 Caliber Pistol on June 20, 2009, in Wheeling.

If convicted, BOSWELL faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.