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Marshall County man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher L. Wright, 37, of Glen Easton, 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 Marshall County, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol in July 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 Danae DeMasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Moundsville Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated January 27, 2017

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