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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Taylor County man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a stolen firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Andrew Christopher Shaver, 22, of Grafton, West Virginia, pled guilty today to a federal firearms charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In November 2015, Shaver stole a 40 caliber firearm in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” He faces up to 10 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 David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, and the Veteran Affairs Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 22, 2016