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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 29, 2015

Morgantown man sentenced for unlawful possession of stolen firearms

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jacob Honaker, 21, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for possession of stolen firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2014, Honaker possessed, bartered, sold, and disposed of multiple stolen firearms, including three semi-automatic pistols and five revolvers. He pled guilty in February 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016