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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: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

October 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Carpendale Resident Enters Plea of Guilty in Federal Court

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 31-year old Carpendale, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on October 6, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: MATTHEW CHRISTOPHER WALTERS entered a plea of guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. WALTERS, having previously been convicted of Burglary and Second Degree Assault knowingly possessed a Mossberg shotgun on November 20, 2009. WALTERS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.