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Harrison County woman admits to firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Danielle Lynn McCarty, of Shinnston, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McCarty, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” McCarty admitted to having a stolen .45 caliber pistol in June 2018 in Lewis County.

McCarty faces up to 10 years incarceration 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated August 12, 2019

Firearms Offenses