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Wood County Man Sentenced for Federal Gun Charge

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

CHARLSTON, W.Va. – A Wood County man was sentenced to prison for a federal gun charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Robert Adams, 34, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.   Adams is currently in state prison serving a sentence of  three to fifteen years.  He will begin serving his federal sentence after completing his state sentence.

“We are working with a sense of urgency to prevent and reduce gun crime throughout the District,”  said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Partnerships with federal, state and local law enforcement to insure violators of federal gun laws are held accountable are critical to our success.  Those partnerships are strong.”

Adams previously admitted that on July 23, 2017, he knowingly possessed a Remington-Peters 4-10 shotgun cartridge, in and affecting commerce.  Adams was prohibited from possessing the ammunition because of a 2008 felony offense of burglary in the Circuit Court of Wood County.   

The Parkersburg Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation.   Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence.   Assistant United States Attorney Steven I. Loew handled the prosecution.


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Updated November 14, 2019

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