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Maryland man admits to federal firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Quinton Vaughn Baker, age 25, of Cumberland, Maryland, has pled guilty to making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Baker admitted to falsifying documents at a licensed firearms dealer in Mineral County to purchase a 9mm pistol. Baker claimed on the form that he lived in West Virginia despite residing in Maryland and stating that the firearm was for his personal use, knowing the firearm was meant for someone else. As a part of the plea agreement, Baker has agreed to forfeit 20 firearms.

Baker is facing up to 15 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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.

Updated August 31, 2023

Firearms Offenses