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Mineral County man sentenced for firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Donald Mark Tillotson, of Burlington, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 87 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Tillotson, 24, pleaded guilty in July 2021 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Tillotson, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior felony conviction, admitted to having a .40 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number in January 2021 in Mineral County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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


Updated January 10, 2022

Firearms Offenses