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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Harrison County man sentenced for firearm charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ryan Matthew Smith, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 36 months incarceration for a firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Smith, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in October 2017. Smith, having been previously convicted of a felony and a misdemeanor in the Circuit Court in Harrison County, West Virginia, admitted to possessing a .357caliber revolver in Harrison County in September 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated. 

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 22, 2018