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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Doddridge County man guilty of illegal possession of a firearm

CLARSKBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Greenwood, West Virginia man was convicted today of illegal of possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Thomas Charles Goodwine, 23, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Goodwine, having been convicted of two felonies in Pennsylvania, admitted to having in his possession a 9mm caliber pistol. The crime occurred in January 2016 in Harrison County.

Goodwine faces up to ten years 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 is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 12, 2017