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Jefferson County man sentenced for illegal firearm

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

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.

Updated December 4, 2017

Firearms Offenses