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Morgantown woman admits to illegal firearms purchase

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Cheyann Ciarra Hammonds, of Morgantown, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hammonds, 25, pled guilty to one count of “False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm.” Hammonds admitted to falsifying the paperwork to purchase a Glock pistol for someone else in Monongalia County in September 2016.

Hammonds faces up to 10 years of 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 Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated October 29, 2020

Firearms Offenses