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Detroit man admits to firearm charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tommie D. Rice, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to conspiring with another individual to violate federal firearms laws, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Rice, 22, pleaded guilty this week to one count of “False Statement During Purchase of Firearm.”  Rice admitted to knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement to purchase a firearm in April 2019 in Harrison County.

Rice is facing up to 10 years of incarceration 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 Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 27, 2022

Firearms Offenses