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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 2, 2016

Harrison County, WV man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of firearms

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Aric J. Stutler, 38, of Mount Clare, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Clarksburg today to unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Stutler, who has a previous felony conviction in federal court in Ohio, was discovered in unlawful possession of a .22 caliber pistol in Mary 2015 in Harrison County, West Virginia. He was previously convicted of the felony offense of “Armed Bank Robbery” in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Stutler pled guilty today to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” He faces up to 10 years in prison 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 David Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated May 2, 2016