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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 26, 2016

Three men sentenced for firearm charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three men were sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Dione Aliquan Taylor, 29, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm. Taylor, who was previously convicted of a felony in Essex County, New Jersey, was discovered to be in possession of a .45 caliber pistol in Charles Town, West Virginia. Taylor pled guilty in June 2016 to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

Thomas James King, 27, of Clarksburg, Maryland, was sentenced to 110 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm. King, who was previously convicted of a felony in Montgomery County, Maryland, was discovered to be in possession of a 9mm pistol in Martinsburg, West Virginia. King pled guilty in June 2016 to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

Willie Joyner, 32, of Sterling, Virginia, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm. Joyner, who was previously convicted of a felony in Loudoun County, Virginia, was discovered to be in possession of a .32 caliber revolver in Charles Town, West Virginia. Joyner pled guilty in June 2016 to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the Taylor case; Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti prosecuted the King case; and Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the Joyner case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated all three cases. In addition, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Drug Administration, the West Virginia State Police, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the Taylor investigation and the Martinsburg State Police assisted on the King investigation.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 26, 2016