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Wheeling man indicted on possession of a firearm charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Wheeling, West Virginia man was arrested over the weekend for one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Christopher Louis Park, age 45, was charged by a federal grand jury on February 7, 2017 for allegedly possessing a .9mm caliber pistol illegally. The crime is alleged to have occurred in Wheeling in January 2017. Park had previously been convicted of possession and distribution of cocaine in federal court in April 1999.  

Park faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Randolph J. Bernard is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department investigated. 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 1, 2017

Firearms Offenses