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Barbour County man admits to firearm charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Caleb Andrew Beverly, of Philippi, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Beverly, 23, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Beverly, a person prohibited from having firearms, had two .25 caliber semi-automatic pistols in November 2020 in Barbour County.

Beverly, as a part of the plea, agreed to forfeit the following:


  • A High Point, model 4595, .45 caliber rifle;
  • An Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscorp), model 16, .22 caliber rifle;
  • One Hundred Fifty-two (152) rounds of assorted ammunition;
  • A Raven Arms, model MP-25, .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol;
  • A Sundance Industries, Inc., model BOA, .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol;
  • Assorted firearm parts.

Beverly faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower 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 January 5, 2022

Firearms Offenses