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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Barbour County man charged with illegal possession of a firearms

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Barbour County man has been indicted for possessing firearms while being subject to a domestic violence protective order, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Roy Thomas Schroeder, age 46 of Volga, West Virginia, was charged today by a federal grand jury for possessing two.22 caliber revolvers and a .22 caliber rifle after a protective order had issued against him by the Barbour County Magistrate Court.  The crime is alleged to have occurred on October 22, 2016.

Schroeder faces up to ten years in prison 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police, Barbour County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Firearms Offenses
Updated December 6, 2016