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William J. Ihlenfeld, II
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November 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Romney Resident Enters Plea to Firearms Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 31-year old Romney, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on November 27, 2012, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: RYAN LAMBERT BARNES entered a plea of guilty to Knowing Transfer of a Short-Barreled Shotgun on August
30, 2011, in Hampshire County. BARNES knowingly transferred a Relevation shot gun with no serial number to a confidential informant for $100. Conversation during the transaction revealed that BARNES knew the shot gun was too short and not registered. BARNES, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the ATFE and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department.