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Wetzel County man sentenced for a firearms charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Samuel Amos Minger, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 46 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Minger, 43, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Minger, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior offenses, admitted to having a six-shot revolver in November 2020 in Tyler County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 27, 2022

Firearms Offenses