Jefferson County man sentenced for illegal firearm
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Charles Town, West Virginia man was sentenced today to 12 months and one day incarceration for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Darnell Antonio Gardner, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in August 2017. Gardner, having previously been convicted of a felony in Prince George’s County, Maryland, had a .40 caliber pistol in Jefferson County in June 2016.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.