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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Marion County man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Duane Jabbar Martin, 31, of Rivesville, West Virginia, was convicted for unlawful possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Martin, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Marion County, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He admitted to possessing a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in April 2016.

Martin pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” He faces up to ten years in prison 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 Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 25, 2017