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Barbour County man pleads guilty to illegal possession of firearms

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Roy Thomas Schroeder, 46, of Volga, West Virginia, was convicted of illegally possessing firearms, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Schroeder admitted to possessing two .22 caliber revolvers and a .22 caliber rifle after a protective order had been issued against him by the Barbour County Magistrate Court. He pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Updated January 11, 2017

Firearms Offenses