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Harrison County, WV man convicted of unlawful possession of firearms

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Darius Henning, 24, of Clarksburg, was convicted today in federal court of unlawful possession of firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Henning was convicted in January 2011 of “First Degree Robbery” in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, West Virginia. As a result of that conviction, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. He was discovered in January 2015 in possession of a stolen .45 caliber pistol in Harrison County, West Virginia.

Henning pled guilty today to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearm” and one count of “Possession of Stolen Firearm.” He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 on each count. 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 Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016