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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hancock County man convicted of possessing stolen firearm

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy J. Jackson, 56, of New Cumberland, West Virginia, was convicted of possessing a stolen firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jackson was discovered in Hancock County, West Virginia in December 2014 in possession of a stolen firearm. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hancock, Brooke, Weirton Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016