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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Triadelphia Resident Sentenced To 27 Months On Federal Firearms Charge

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 44-year old Triadelphia, West Virginia, man who was convicted in September of 2013 after a two-day federal jury trial was sentenced by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, stated that BRIAN BEHRENS was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release, after having been convicted of the felony offense of “Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.” Evidence at trial showed that BEHRENS, who was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior felony conviction in federal court in West Virginia for “Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition after Conviction for Domestic Violence” possessed a loaded Remington Model 700 7MM Caliber Magnum Hunting Rifle in a vehicle on McCutcheon Road in Ohio County while hunting for deer in November of 2012. BEHRENS was approached by a West Virginia Department of Natural Resources officer and initially provided a false name before acknowledging his true identity.

BEHRENS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section.

Updated January 7, 2015