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Harrison County man sentenced for firearms violation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jesse Alan Clevenger, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to three years probation for possessing a firearm after two domestic violence convictions, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Clevenger, age 34, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in June 2017. Clevenger admitted to 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 occurred on June 28, 2016. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted 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. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 28, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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