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Monongalia County woman sentenced for firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tara Nicole Shock, of Rosedale, West Virginia, was sentenced this week to 12 months incarceration for a firearms violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Shock, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Shock, a person prohibited from having firearms, admitted to having a .40 caliber pistol and a .45 caliber pistol in August 2018 in Monongalia County.

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 Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Morgantown Police Department, and the Williamstown Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated May 3, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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