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

Friday, January 22, 2016

Marshall County, WV woman convicted of unlawful possession of firearms

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Tricia Renee Thames, 36, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was convicted of unlawful possession of firearms today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Thames pled guilty today to an Information charging her with one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”  Thames, who has a felony conviction for “Manslaughter” from the State of Oklahoma, was discovered to be in possession of a .357 caliber revolver and a .22 caliber pistol in Ohio County, West Virginia in 2015.

She faces up to 10 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

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

Updated January 22, 2016