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Barbour County sentenced for illegal possession of firearms

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Roy Thomas Schroeder, 46, of Volga, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration for 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” in January 2016.

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.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 16, 2017

Firearms Offenses