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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wheeling man sentenced for firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles Smith Rippy, Jr., of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for a firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

Rippy, age 63, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of  Firearm” in January 2018. Rippy, having been convicted of two felonies, admitted to illegally possessing a .22 caliber pistol in Ohio County in April 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided. 

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Updated April 4, 2018