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Convicted Felon Sentenced For Unlawful Possession Of Firearm

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Convicted felon Marvin Junior Thompson, 59, of Burlington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Thompson was convicted in March 1990 of the felony offenses of “First Degree Murder” and “Burglary” in the Circuit Court of Hampshire County, West Virginia. As a result of this conviction, Thompson was prohibited from possessing a firearm. In May 2013, Thompson was discovered in possession of a .300 caliber rifle along with ten rounds of .300 caliber ammunition.

Thompson pled guilty in July 2014 to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearm” after an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia State Police.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015