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

Monday, December 15, 2014

West Virginia Man Convicted Of Unlawful Possession Of Firearm

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Jeffery Householder, 46, of Capon Bridge, West Virginia, has been convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Householder pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” after being discovered in August 2014 in possession of a .9mm pistol. Householder, who was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a 2008 conviction for “Drug User in Possession of a Firearm”, faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 United States Attorney Paul Camilletti is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, the West Virginia State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated January 7, 2015