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North Carolina man sentenced for firearm charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jared Tyrone Cooke, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 84 months incarceration for using a firearm during a crime of violence, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Cooke, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence” in April 2018. He admitted to brandishing a 12-gauge shotgun during a robbery in January 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Morgantown Police Department investigated.

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

Updated August 17, 2018

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