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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fairmont man arrested on firearm charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dustin Lynn Garrison, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was arrested this week after being indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Elkins on February 21, 2018, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Garrison, age 26, was indicted on two counts of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Garrison, having previously been convicted of two felonies in the Circuit Court of Marion County, is accused of illegally possessing a .308 semi-automatic pistol and a .22 caliber revolver in September and December 2017 in Marion County, West Virginia. 

Garrison faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. 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 E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives and the Fairmont Police Department investigated. The United State Marshal Service arrested Garrison.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Firearms Offenses
Updated February 23, 2018