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Grant County man sentenced for firearm charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Petersburg, West Virginia man was sentenced today to 110 months incarceration for a firearm violation, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Benjamin Wayne Hyre, 37, pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” in April 2017. Hyre, having previously been convicted of two separate felonies in Grant County Circuit Court, admitted to having in his possession a .22-250 caliber rifle. The crime occurred in March 2016 in Grant County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated August 29, 2017

Firearms Offenses