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Jefferson County man admits to illegally possessing a firearm

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Ranson, West Virginia man was convicted today of illegal possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Chad Aric Berry, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Berry, having previously been convicted of a felony in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, admitted to possessing a .380 caliber pistol in Jefferson County September 2015.

Berry faces up to ten years incarceration and a $250,000 fine. 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 Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated June 8, 2017

Firearms Offenses