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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Preston County man is sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm


CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Warren Lee McDaniel, 43, of Albright, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 36 months incarceration for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

McDaniel was discovered in possession of a 9 mm caliber pistol in Preston County in February 2016. He had previously been convicted of Grand Larceny in Preston County Circuit Court. McDaniel pled guilty in federal court to one count of “Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm” in November 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Preston County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 14, 2017