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Man indicted on a firearm charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Kearneysville, West Virginia man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for a firearm violation, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

William Edwin Rogers, age 27, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Jefferson County, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was indicted for one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” The crime is alleged to have occurred on April 27, 2016 in Berkeley County.

Rogers faces up to ten years and a $250,000 fine. 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated March 21, 2017

Firearms Offenses