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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Two Maryland men admit to firearms charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two men from Federalsburg, Maryland, have admitted to a their roles in a conspiracy involving the sale and transfer of firearms, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Thorn Ashton Guessford, age 26, and Stephen Clark Krieger, age 66, each pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy.” They admitted to being a part of a conspiracy to transfer and sell firearms across state lines from May until July 2017 in Berkeley County, West Virginia and elsewhere.

Guessford and Krieger each face up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

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Updated April 4, 2018