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Mineral County, WV man convicted of unlawful possession of nine firearms

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Eric Donald Wilson, 45, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, pled guilty to unlawful possession of firearms today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Wilson, who has a previous felony conviction in state court in Maryland, was discovered in September 2015 in unlawful possession of nine firearms in Mineral County, West Virginia. He was previously convicted of the felony offense of “Second Degree Assault” in the District Court for Baltimore City, Maryland.

Wilson pled guilty today to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” He faces up to 10 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 Shawn Adkins prosecuted 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 February 8, 2016