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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Berkeley County man admits to firearm charge

MARTISNBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jarius Jovanghn Styles, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Styles, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Styles, having previously been convicted of felonies in Virginia, admitted to illegally possessing a Rock Island Armory 10mm pistol. The crime occurred in June 2017 in Berkeley County.

Styles faces 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 Lara K. Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating. 
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 1, 2018