Berkeley County man convicted of unlawful possession of nineteen firearms
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy James Fisher, 48, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court of unlawful possession of firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
In response to reports that a patient at a local hospital had suffered a gunshot wound, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office searched Fisher’s house and discovered nineteen firearms. Fisher was previously convicted of the felony offense of “Second Degree Murder” in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1996. As a result of that conviction, Fisher is prohibited from possessing the aforementioned firearms.
Fisher pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearms.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.