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.