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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Randolph County woman pleads guilty to illegal possession of a firearm

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Alexis McDonald, 19, of Elkins, West Virginia, pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

McDonald, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Pennsylvania, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. She admitted to possessing a .9mm caliber pistol in Barbour County, West Virginia in July 2016.

McDonald pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” She 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 Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 19, 2017