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Martinsburg man admits to firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Darian Leizear, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted today to a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Leizear, 23, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Leizear, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, admitted to having a .380 caliber pistol in September 2020 in Berkeley County. 

Leizear is facing 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 Eleanor F. Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated March 17, 2021

Firearms Offenses