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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Two Wheeling men admit to firearm charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Wheeling, West Virginia men have admitted to unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Eban Joseph Keith Beyah, age 45, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Beyah, having previously been convicted of burglary and several drug-related charges in Commons Pleas Court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol in Ohio County on June 2017. 

Charles C. Ansley, Jr., age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Ansley, having previously been convicted of burglary in Commons Pleas Court in Lucas County, Ohio, admitted to possessing a .22 caliber revolver in Ohio County on August 2017. 

Beyah and Ansley each face up to 10 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting both cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department investigated both cases. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 8, 2018