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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 13, 2017

Preston County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Scott Alan Thomas, 53, of Masontown, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court today to 41 months incarceration for illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Thomas, who had previously been convicted of felony offenses in Ohio and Florida, was discovered in possession of a .22 caliber revolver in December 2015. He pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” in September 2016.

Assistant United States Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Masontown Police Department investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 13, 2017