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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 21, 2017

Taylor County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a stolen firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Andrew Christopher Shaver, 23, of Grafton, West Virginia, was sentenced today in federal court to 12 months incarceration for a federal firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

In November 2015, Shaver stole a 40 caliber firearm in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in November 2016 to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.”

Shaver’s sentence is to run consecutively to his current state sentence.

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. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 21, 2017