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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 8, 2016

Gilmer County man charged with illegal possession of a firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jeremy Allen Wolfe, 30, of Glenville, West Virginia with illegal possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In November 2014, Wolfe was allegedly found in possession of multiple firearms, including three rifles and two shotguns, in Calhoun County, WV. Wolfe, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, that is, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, in Gilmer County, WV is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Wolfe was charged with one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearm.” He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. 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.

Wolfe is presently in the custody of the West Virginia Division of Corrections serving a sentence arising from a criminal conviction in the Circuit Court of Braxton County.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office will request that Wolfe temporarily be placed into the custody of the United States Marshal pending the final disposition of the federal case.
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar is handling the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police are investigating.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 8, 2016