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Monongalia County man admits to firearm charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Morgantown, West Virginia, man has admitted to a firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Roger Dale LaMar, age 48, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” 

Lamar, having previously been convicted of second degree murder in Preston County Circuit Court in 2001, admitted to having three firearms in his possession. The crime occurred in February 2017 in Taylor County.

LaMar faces up to 10 years incarceration 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated December 7, 2017

Firearms Offenses