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Berkeley County man admits to firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Herman Lee Brown, Jr., of Inwood, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Brown, age 51, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Brown, a person prohibited from having a firearm, admitted to having a .380 caliber pistol in July 2018 in Berkeley County.

Brown 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 Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Martinsburg Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated February 4, 2020

Firearms Offenses