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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 19, 2017

Texas man indicted on firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A Houston, Texas man was arraigned today on an illegal firearm charge after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Wheeling on June 6, 2017, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Corey Letroit Joseph Riggs, age 40, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Riggs, having previously being convicted of a felonies in the Circuit Court of Harris County, Texas, was allegedly in possession of .40 caliber Glock pistol. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 2017 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department are investigating. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.
 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated June 19, 2017