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Tyler County man sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to 46 months incarceration for illegally possessing firearms, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Villono, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” in August 2017. 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 was also ordered to pay $2,310 in restitution.

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. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated November 3, 2017

Firearms Offenses