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

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Clarksburg man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles A. Hamlett, 24, of Fairmont, West Virginia pled guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Hamlett, who was previously convicted of a felony offense of “Attempted Burglary” in Montgomery County, Ohio, admitted to possessing a .380 caliber pistol in November 2015. Hamlett pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.”

He faces up to ten years in prison 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 Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Firearms Offenses
Updated December 28, 2016