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Ohio County man admits to firearms charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – David E. Beazel, of Triadelphia, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Beazel, age 49, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Beazel, a person prohibited from having a firearm, admitted to having three rifles, a shotgun, a pistol and a revolver in June 2017 in Ohio County.

Beazel faces up to 10 years 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 Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated August 27, 2019

Firearms Offenses