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Ohio woman indicted on firearm charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A Dennison, Ohio woman was arraigned today on an illegal firearm charge after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Wheeling on June 6, 2017, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Erin Marie Rudolph, age 24, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Rudolph, having previously being convicted of a felony in the Circuit Court of Ohio County, was allegedly in possession of .22 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 10, 2017 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police are investigating. 

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

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated June 19, 2017

Firearms Offenses