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Taylor County man admits to illegal possession of a firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Rollie C. Poynter, Jr., 50, of Grafton, West Virginia, was convicted today in federal court for illegal possession of a firearm, Acting United States Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Poynter, who had previously been convicted of felony offenses in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, admitted to having in his possession a .38 caliber revolver in Taylor County, West Virginia in April 2016. 

Poynter pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine 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 Traci M. Cook is handling the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and Grafton City Police Department investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated March 2, 2017

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