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Ohio man charged with unlawful possession of firearm

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Donaven J. White, 20, of Coshocton, Ohio, with unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

White, who has a previous felony conviction in state court in Ohio, was allegedly discovered in unlawful possession of a .22 caliber revolver in April 2016 in Ohio County, West Virginia. White was previously convicted of the felony offense of “Robbery” in the Court of Common Pleas of Belmont County, Ohio in August 2014.

White is charged with one count of “Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm,” He faces up to 10 years in prison 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 Stephen Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Wheeling, West Virginia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 7, 2016