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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Randolph County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a stolen firearm


ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Anthony Blackburn, 26, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced to 19 month incarceration for illegally possessing a stolen firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

In April 2016, Blackburn possessed a 9mm pistol and a .380 caliber pistol. Blackburn had previously been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence in Randolph County Magistrate County in April 2009. Blackburn pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in December 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

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