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Pendleton County man indicted on firearms charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Franklin, West Virginia man was indicted today for multiple firearms violations, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Randy David May, age 36, was charged today by a federal grand jury for “Felon in possession of a firearm,” “Possession of a firearm with altered serial number,” and “Unlawful transfer of short barrel firearm.” The crimes are alleged to have occurred on August 28, 2016 in Pendleton County. 

May faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the first count, up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the second count, and up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for the third 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 22, 2017

Firearms Offenses