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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wheeling Resident Sentenced On 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 44-year old Wheeling resident was sentenced to prison as a result of a Federal firearms conviction, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Donald L. ELLIS was sentenced to five months in prison and two years of supervised release, with the first five months of the supervised release to be served in a half-way house, for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. ELLIS admitted that he possessed a gun in February in Wheeling.

ELLIS had prior convictions in Martin County, Florida, in 1998 for the felony offenses of resisting a law enforcement officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer and therefore was prohibited from possessing a firearm. ELLIS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

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

Updated January 7, 2015