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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Friday, June 1, 2018

Barbour County man admits to firearms charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Philippi, West Virginia man has admitted to possessing a stolen firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Gregory Smith, age 54, pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” Smith, admitted to having a stolen .22-caliber derringer in January 2018 in Barbour County.

Smith is facing up to 10 years 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Firearms Offenses
Updated June 1, 2018