Taylor County man charged with illegal possession of a firearm
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg, West Virginia, returned an indictment today charging Rollie C. Poynter, Jr., 50, of Grafton, West Virginia, with illegal possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Poynter, who had previously been convicted of felony offenses in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, was allegedly found in possession of a .38 caliber revolver in Taylor County, West Virginia.
Poynter was charged with 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 are investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.