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Kanawha County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Marmet man pleaded guilty today to a federal gun crime.

According to statements made in court, Kevin Maurice Crider, 52, of Marmet, possessed  a .45 caliber handgun on June 8, 2020. Crider admitted that he knew he was prohibited from possessing the firearm as a result of his previous felony conviction in Kanawha County Circuit Court for attempted prescription fraud.

Crider pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 17, 2022.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Marmet Police Department.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Blackwell is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00125.





Updated November 30, 2021

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