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Domestic violence offender sentenced for illegal possession of gun

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – John Patrick Blair, 64, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Blair, who was previously convicted of “Domestic Violence” in Harrison County, West Virginia, was discovered to be in possession of a .357 magnum caliber rifle. He pled guilty in May 2016 to one count of “Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated September 7, 2016

Firearms Offenses