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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Harrison County man sentenced for firearms charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Frank Everett Horner, III, of Clarksburg, West Virginia was sentenced today to 24 months incarceration for a firearms violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Horner, age 24, pled guilty to “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Drug User” in November 2017. Horner admitted to possessing a .45-caliber pistol and a .25-caliber pistol in January and February 2017 in Harrison County. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 
 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 1, 2018