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

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Two Individuals Enter Pleas To Firearms Charges


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Two individuals entered pleas of guilty in United
States District Court in Clarksburg on April 17, 2013, before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

CHRISTOPHER WAYNE WILLIAMS, age 39, of Mill Creek, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” WILLIAMS possessed a firearm on March
15, 2013, despite having a prior felony conviction from the Circuit Court of Cabell County for Burglary. As part of his plea, WILLIAMS will abandon the firearm. WILLIAMS, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

JOHN HARLOW, age 46, of Clarksburg, entered a plea of guilty to“Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.” HARLOW possessed a firearm on February 13, 2012, despite having three prior felony convictions from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia for distribution of cocaine base, distribution of heroin and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering. HARLOW, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

These cases were prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated January 7, 2015