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Barbour County man admits to federal firearms charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Ethan D. Delauder, age 31, of Philippi, West Virginia, has pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, officers conducted a traffic stop and found a sawed-off shotgun in Delauder’s vehicle. Delauder was convicted of domestic violence in Barbour County in 2018, making it illegal for him to have firearms.

Deluader is facing up to 10 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated October 6, 2023

Firearms Offenses