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Jefferson County man indicted on firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Rashad Khalill Faunteroy, of Charles Town, West Virginia, appeared today before a federal magistrate judge on a firearms charge after being indicted last week, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Faunteroy, 21, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Faunteroy, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a domestic violence conviction, is accused of having a 9mm handgun in July 2020 in Jefferson County.

Faunteroy faces up to 10 years of 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Helman is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Charles Town Police Department investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. Magistrate Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated March 24, 2021

Firearms Offenses