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Harrison County man admits to illegal firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Shinnston, West Virginia man has admitted to unlawfully possessing a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Steven Scott Nestor, age 35, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Nestor, having previously been convicted of a felony in Harrison County Circuit Court,  admitted to possessing a 9mm caliber pistol. The crime occurred in May 2017 in Harrison County, West Virginia. 

Nestor faces up to 10 years incarceration 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 19, 2018

Firearms Offenses