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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 5, 2016

Harrison County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Andrew N. Debolt, 33, of Shinnston, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Debolt, who has prior felony convictions for “Sexual Abuse in the First Degree” and “Domestic Violence, Third Offense” in Harrison County, West Virginia, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was discovered in possession of a .22 caliber rifle in July 2015 and pled guilty to the offense in August 2016. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

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

Updated December 5, 2016