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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 6, 2015

Elkins man convicted of unlawful possession of firearm

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Johnny Lee Green Jr., 56, of Elkins, was convicted in federal court today of unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In 1978, Green was convicted of the felony offenses of “First Degree Murder” and “Using a Weapon in Commission of a Felony.” As a result of that conviction, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. He was discovered in July 2014 in possession of a 9mm pistol.

Green pled guilty today to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016