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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Five Plead Guilty To Gun Charges Stemming From Stonewood Police Break-In

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Five Clarksburg residents entered pleas of guilty to charges stemming from the theft of firearms from the Stonewood Police Department on August 26, 2013.

United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

JONATHAN CARPENTER, age 25 and KRISOPHER COX, age 33, each entered a plea of guilty to “Felon in Possession of Firearms.” MICHELLE MCKINNEY, age 29, JOHN LYNCH, age 43, and DENAUL DICKERSON, age 26, each entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Firearms by an Unlawful Drug User/Addict. CARPENTER, MCKINNEY, LYNCH and COX, who are free on bond pending sentencing, and DICKERSON, who is in custody pending sentencing, face up to 10 years in prison.

This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harrison county Sheriff’s Department. The task force consists of officers & agents from the Bridgeport Police Department; the Clarksburg Police Department; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Postal Inspection Service; and the United States Marshals Service.

Updated January 7, 2015