Wheeling man indicted on firearms charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Darius Alexander Savage, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was indicted today on firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.
Savage, 23, was indicted today on one count of “Stealing Firearm from a Dealer” and one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” Savage is accused of stealing three pistols from a licensed firearms dealer in February 2022 in Ohio County.
Savage faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each charge. 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 U.S. Attorney Clayton J. Reid is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The ATF, West Virginia State Police, and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Updated April 5, 2022