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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 9, 2017

Hampshire County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a stolen firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory Scott Rinker, 31, of Romney, West Virginia, was sentenced to 96 months incarceration for illegally possessing a stolen firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

In August 2015, Rinker knowingly possessed four stolen firearms in Mineral and Hampshire Counties, West Virginia. Moore pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm” in September 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 9, 2017