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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 – David Shane Worrell, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Worrell, 28, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Worrell, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, admitted to having a 9mm pistol in June 2020 in Berkeley County.

Worrell faces up to 10 years of incarceration and 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 investigated.

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

Updated March 16, 2022

Firearms Offenses