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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kanawha Residents Charged With Illegal Firearms Possession, Conspiracy To Conceal Evidence

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A federal grand jury has charged a six-time felon from Cedar Grove with illegally possessing firearms, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today. Reginald Bennett, 40, of Cedar Grove, was indicted for possessing firearms as a convicted felon. According to an indictment returned yesterday, Bennett has been convicted of six robbery and firearms felonies in Baltimore, Maryland.

The grand jury also charged Bennett and an associate, Jennifer Allen, 52, of South Charleston, with conspiring to conceal a BMW 328i with firearms inside, with the intent to impair the availability of that evidence for use in an official proceeding.

Note: An indictment is only an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 7, 2015