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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 25, 2016

Virginia man sentenced for unlawful possession of firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Evan Megeath, 33, of Strasburg, Virginia, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Megeath, who has previous felony convictions in state court in Virginia, was discovered in unlawful possession of a .22 caliber rifle in July 2015 in Jefferson County, WV. Megeath was previously convicted in the Circuit Court of Warren County, Virginia of the felony offenses of one count of “Breaking and Entering,” two counts of “Grand Larceny,” two counts of “False Pretenses,” one count of “Bad Check,” and one count of “Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.”

Megeath pled guilty in April 2016 to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul T. Camilletti and Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

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

Updated July 25, 2016