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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Elkins man sentenced for unlawful possession of firearm

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Johnny Lee Green Jr., 56, of Elkins, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for 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 those convictions, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. He was discovered in July 2014 in unlawful possession of a 9mm pistol.

Green pled guilty in April 2015 to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

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. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016