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Harrison County man indicted on illegal firearms charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Salem, West Virginia man was indicted by a federal grand jury of unlawful possession of a firearm charges, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Justin Paul Crofford, age 35, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Possession of an Unlawful Firearm.” Crofford, having previously been convicted of a felony in Smith County, Texas Circuit Court, is accused of possessing a 12-gauge shotgun. The crime is alleged to have occurred in January 2017 in Harrison County, West Virginia. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Anmoore Police Department are investigating. 

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

Updated August 29, 2017

Firearms Offenses