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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Harrison County man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – David Keith Stover, Jr., 37, of Stonewood, West Virginia, pled guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Stover, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense of Nighttime Burglary in Harrison County, WV, was discovered in possession of three rifles in May 2015. He pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

He 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 David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Stonewood Police Department investigated.

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

Updated August 2, 2016