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Ohio Man Sentenced for Firearms Violation

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Anthony Doty, age 37, of Steubenville, Ohio, was sentenced today to 46 months for the unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources was investigating multiple reports of hunting violations on private property in Brooke County. Officers found a video depicting Doty and a juvenile shooting guns at standing water on property owned by a coal company in Windsor Heights. Doty, who’s been convicted of multiple felonies and domestic violence, is prohibited from having firearms but admitted to having the shotgun used to fire the shots.

Doty will also be required to report for three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clayton Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.


Updated April 12, 2024

Firearms Offenses