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Monongalia County man sentenced to nearly eight years for firearms violation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Roger Dale LaMar, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 96 months and 18 days incarceration, to be served concurrently to with his state sentence, for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lamar, age 49, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in December 2017. 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.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated May 16, 2018

Firearms Offenses
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