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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Martinsburg man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Marwin Uriah Wilson, 28, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, pled guilty today to unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Wilson, who was previously convicted of a felony offense of “Unlawful Wounding” in Berkeley County, admitted to possessing a .9mm pistol in March 2016. 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 Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Updated December 20, 2016