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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wheeling man sentenced for firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Levar Jermain Matthews, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 84 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Matthews, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in September 2017. Matthews, having previously been convicted of Distribution of Crack Cocaine Within 1,000 feet of a School in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, admitted to possessing a .38 special caliber revolver. The crime occurred in April 2017 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 25, 2018