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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jefferson County, Ohio man indicted on firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Wintersville, Ohio man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Shaheim Price, age 23, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Price, having previously been convicted of a felony, is accused of possessing a 9mm pistol. The crime is alleged to have occurred in Ohio County in  October 2017.

Price faces up to 10 years 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 Steven L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department. 
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 6, 2018