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Marion County man admits to firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Shawn Monte Pritchard, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pritchard, 33, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Pritchard, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions, admitted to having a 12-gauge shotgun in May 2020 in Marion County.

Pritchard faces up to 10 years of 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated December 14, 2020

Firearms Offenses