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Monongalia County residents indicted on firearms charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brendan Regan Boddie and Amie Kristine Pritt, both of Morgantown, West Virginia, were indicted by a federal grand today firearms charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Boddie, age 28, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Transfer of Firearm to Prohibited Person” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearms by Person Convicted of Domestic Violence Crime.” Boddie, having previously been convicted of domestic violence, is accused of having two pistols, two rifles, and one shotgun between February and April 2018 in Monongalia County.

Pritt, age 34, was indicted on one count of “False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm” and one count of  “Unlawful Transfer of Firearm to Prohibited Person.” Pritt is accused of purchasing a 9mm caliber pistol for Boddie, who is prohibited from having a firearm. 

Boddie and Pritt each face up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. 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.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 6, 2019

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