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Harrison County man indicted on firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy Allen Crowe, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand today on a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Crowe, age 56, was indicted on one count of “False Statement in Connection with the Acquisition of a Firearm.” Crowe, having been previously convicted of domestic battery, is accused of lying about his previous charges when trying to purchase a 9mm pistol in April 2018 in Marion County.
Crowe 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.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 7, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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