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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jefferson County man indicted for illegal firearm charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Charles Town, West Virginia man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for unlawful possessed a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Darnell Antonio Gardner, age 38, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Gardner, having previously been convicted of a felony in Prince George’s County, Maryland, allegedly had a .40 caliber pistol in Jefferson County in June 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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

Firearms Offenses
Updated May 17, 2017