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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wheeling Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Possessing Stolen Firearm


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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Wilbur W. Barr, IV, 22, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for possession of a stolen firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Barr pled guilty in June 2014 to one count of "Possession of a Stolen Firearm" after he was discovered in possession of a stolen 9mm pistol that he received in exchange for methamphetamine. The pistol was originally reported stolen in Marshall County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Ohio and Marshall County Sheriff's Departments, and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 7, 2015