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North Carolina man is sentenced for unlawful possession of firearm

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Russell Cary Owens, 51, of Thomasville, North Carolina, was sentenced in federal court to 12 months incarceration for illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. 

Owens, who was previously convicted of a felony in Texas, was discovered in possession of over ten firearms in Monongalia County, West Virginia, in June 2016.  He pled guilty to one count of “Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm” in November 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated. 

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

Updated March 1, 2017

Firearms Offenses