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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Friday, September 23, 2016

Ohio man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Donaven J. White, 20, of Coshocton, Ohio, pled guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

White, who had previously been convicted of felony offenses in Belmont County, Ohio, was discovered in possession of a .22 caliber revolver in April 2016. He pled guilty to one count of “Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.”

He faces up to ten 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 L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated September 23, 2016