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West Virginia man sentenced for federal gun charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Lee Gordon, age 36, of Rio, West Virginia, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by prohibited person.

According to court documents and statements made in court, officers were called to Gordon’s home for a welfare check and destruction of property complaint reported by his girlfriend. Gordon left the home shortly after officers were dispatched. When officers arrived on scene, they found Gordon in his car in a ditch. Deputies recovered three rifles, two shotguns, and four pistols in Gordon’s vehicle. Gordon was convicted of domestic violence in Mineral County in 2009, and thus is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Kane prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office; and the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Updated August 9, 2023

Firearms Offenses