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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lewis County man is sentenced for stealing firearms

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jacob Daniel Anthony, 22, of Weston, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years probation for possession of stolen firearms, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Anthony stole a .45 caliber pistol, a 12-guage shotgun and a 20-guage shotgun in Lewis, Upshur and Harrison Counties in August 2015. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Stolen Firearms” in March 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Weston Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 14, 2017