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Maryland man pleads guilty to lying to purchase firearms

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jarrud Michael Dixon, 26, of New Market, Maryland, pled guilty in federal court today to providing false information in order to purchase firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, Dixon conspired with other individuals, including a licensed firearms dealer in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, to unlawfully transport firearms across state lines from West Virginia into Maryland. Specifically, Dixon attempted to purchase two firearms in Pocahontas County by falsely stating that the firearms were being purchased for a different individual who could lawfully purchase firearms in West Virginia.

Dixon pled guilty today to one count of “False Statement in Firearms Dealer Records.” He faces up to five 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. Attorneys Stephen Warner and Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 17, 2016