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Upshur County man sentenced for firearms charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Floyd Edward Roby, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 37 months incarceration for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Roby, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in May 2019. Roby, having previously been convicted of a felony, admitted to having a 9mm pistol in January 2019 in Upshur County.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated October 1, 2019

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