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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Mineral County man pleads guilty to illegal possession of a firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Hawke Anthony Coffman, 26, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Coffman, who had previously been convicted of felony offenses in West Virginia and Maryland, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He admitted to possessing a .7mm caliber rifle in Hampshire County, West Virginia in November 2015.

Coffman pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” 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 Paul T. Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources investigated.

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

Firearms Offenses
Updated January 4, 2017