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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jefferson County man charged with illegal possession of a firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jeremiah David Wallace, 28, of Ranson, West Virginia with illegal possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In November 2015, Wallace was allegedly found in possession of multiple firearms in Berkeley County, WV. Wallace, having been convicted of a felony in Frederick County, Virginia, is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Wallace was charged with two counts of “Felon in Possession of Firearm.” He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 for 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 M. Adkins is handling the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Ranson Police Department are investigating.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 21, 2016