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Jefferson County man admits to firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia man pled guilty today to a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Joshua Craig Grove, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm.” The crime occurred on September 11, 2015 in Jefferson County. 

Grove 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated September 20, 2017

Firearms Offenses