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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pendleton County man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth Wayne Davis, 42 of Harper, West Virginia, pled guilty today to unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Davis, who has a previous felony conviction in federal court, was discovered in unlawful possession of a .270 caliber rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun in November 2015 in Pendleton County, West Virginia. Davis was previously convicted of a felony offense of “Armed Bank Robbery” in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Davis pled guilty today to one count of “Felon 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 Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated July 12, 2016