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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Taylor County man charged with illegal possession of a firearm

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Michael Andrew Christopher Shaver, 22, of Grafton, West Virginia with illegal possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In November 2015, Shaver was allegedly found in possession of a stolen .45 caliber pistol in Harrison County, WV. Shaver was charged with one count of “Possession of a Stolen 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 David J. Perri is handling the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and the VA Police Department in Clarksburg are investigating.

Updated August 2, 2016