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Tyler County man admits to illegal possession of firearms

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jamie Villono, of Sistersville, West Virginia, admitted to illegally possessing firearms, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Villono, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” Villono, having previously been convicted of breaking and entering in Tyler County Circuit Court, admitting to having in his possession a 30-30 caliber rifle, a.22 caliber rifle, a.22-250 caliber rifle, and a .223 caliber rifle. The crime occurred in October 2016 in Tyler County.

Villono faces up to ten years 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 David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated September 5, 2017

Firearms Offenses