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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 23, 2015

West Virginia man sentenced to two years for unlawful possession of firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Jeffery Householder, 46, of Capon Bridge, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
 
Householder was convicted in 2008 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia of the felony offense of “Drug User in Possession of a Firearm.” As a result of the conviction, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was discovered in August 2014 in possession of a 9mm pistol. As part of the sentence imposed today, Householder will forfeit the aforementioned pistol and assorted ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted 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.

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

Updated January 8, 2016