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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lewis County man admits to firearms charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Roger Lee Clem, II, aka “Woody,” of Weston, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Clem, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” Clem admitted to having a stolen .45-caliber pistol in Lewis County in October 2016.

Clem 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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Updated July 9, 2018