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Logan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – A Logan man pled guilty to a federal firearms charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Joshua Stephen Nida, 35, pled guilty to being in possession of a stolen firearm.   The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  

On July 28 2017, the West Virginia State Police received a call from an individual in Holden, Logan County, West Virginia that his gun was stolen.  The Trooper identified the individuals who were present when the gun was stolen.  The Trooper tracked down Nida and was able to determine who purchased the stolen gun.   Nida admitted being in possession of the stolen firearm and knowing that the firearm was stolen. 

Nida faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 30, 2019.

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the plea hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Chris Arthur is handling the prosecution.  


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Updated March 4, 2019

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