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Texas man sentenced for firearm charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Corey Letroit Joseph Riggs, of Houston, Texas was sentenced today to 46 months incarceration for an illegal firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Riggs, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in September 2017. Riggs, who was previously convicted of felonies in the Circuit Court of Harris County, Texas, was in possession of .40 caliber Glock pistol. The crime occurred April 2017 in Ohio County.

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

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated January 16, 2018

Firearms Offenses