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Mineral County man indicted on firearms charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Donald Mark Tillotson, of Burlington, West Virginia, was indicted today on firearms charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Tillotson, 24, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” “Possession of Stolen Firearm,” and one count of “Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.” Tillotson, a person prohibited from having a firearm, is accused of having a .40 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number, believed to be stolen, in January 2021 in Mineral County.

Stumps faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. 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 and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 18, 2021

Firearms Offenses