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Wheeling man sentenced for firearms charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles C. Ansley, Jr., of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced this week to 24 months incarceration for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ansley, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in February 2018. Ansley, having previously been convicted of burglary in Commons Pleas Court in Lucas County, Ohio, admitted to possessing a .22 caliber revolver in Ohio County on August 2017. 

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.

Updated May 3, 2019

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