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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 14, 2018

Martinsburg man admits to illegal ammunition charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gary Owen Jones, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to an illegal possession of ammunition charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Jones, age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.” Jones, who was previously convicted of a felony in the Circuit Court of Berkeley County, possessed more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition in February of 2018 in Berkeley County.

Jones faces up to 10 years 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 Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated May 14, 2018