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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Steubenville, Ohio man sentenced to more than six years for firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Thomas Bennett, of Steubenville, Ohio, was sentenced today to 76 months incarceration for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Bennett, age 42, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in May of 2018. Bennett, having previously been convicted of drug possession in Commons Pleas Court in Jefferson County, Ohio in 2017, admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol in Ohio County on August 12, 2017. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

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