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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hardy County man sentenced for unlawful possession of firearm

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven Michael Hawley, 29, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Hawley, who was previously convicted of “Unlawful Assault” in Hardy County, West Virginia, was discovered to be in possession of a .40 caliber pistol last year in Grant County, WV. Hawley pled guilty in May 2016 to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated August 16, 2016