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Martinsburg man sentenced for firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Darian Leizear, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Leizear, 23, pleaded guilty in March 2021 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eleanor F. Hurney prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.


Updated July 26, 2021

Firearms Offenses