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Two Sentenced On Firearms Charges

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

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two West Virginia residents were sentenced in federal court on firearms charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Shaquille Montel Robinson, 23, of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Robinson was previously convicted in October 2012 of the felony offenses of “Wanton Endangerment” and “Unlawful Assault” in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, West Virginia. As a result of that conviction, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. During a March 2014 investigation by the Ranson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Robinson was discovered in possession of a 9mm pistol and ten rounds of 9mm ammunition. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of "Felon in Possession of /Firearm and Ammunition."

Jeff Chaney, 36, of Romney, West Virginia, was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison. An investigation by the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revealed that Chaney knowingly sold three rifles to a convicted felon while operating an antiques and collectibles store without a Federal Firearms License. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of "Sale and Transfer of Firearm to a Prohibited Person - Aiding and Abetting."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted Robinson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted Chaney on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015