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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Harrison County man indicted on possession of a firearm charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia man has been indicted for allegedly possessing a firearm after two domestic violence convictions, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Jesse Alan Clevenger, age 32, was charged today by a federal grand jury sitting in Wheeling for allegedly possessing a .30 caliber rifle illegally. Clevenger had previously been convicted on two separate charges of domestic battery in the Harrison County Magistrate Court.  The crime is alleged to have occurred on June 28, 2016.

Clevenger faces up to ten 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and 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 February 7, 2017