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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wheeling Resident Enters Plea To Firearms Charge

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 28-year old Wheeling resident entered a plea of guilty on March 5, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: WILLIAM TORRES a/k/a “BILLY,” entered a plea of guilty to“Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” TORRES possessed a firearm on December 7, 2012, in Wheeling, despite having a prior felony conviction from the New York County Supreme Court for the felony offense of Attempted Robbery, First Degree. TORRES, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by USA Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and the Wheeling Police Department.

Updated January 7, 2015