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

Monday, August 3, 2015

Berkeley County man sentenced for unlawful possession of nineteen firearms

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy James Fisher, 48, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for 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 in April 2015 to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearms.”

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.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 8, 2016