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Pendleton County man admits to firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Donnie Gale Leggett, Jr., of Brandywine, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Leggett, 33, pled guilty today to one count of “False Statement During Purchase of Firearm.” Leggett admitted to making a false statement to purchase a firearm in Mineral County in November 2019.

Leggett faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 each count. 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 Lara Omps-Boetteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated October 19, 2020

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