Monongalia County man sentenced for firearms charge


ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Lee Grapes, of Pursglove, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 25 months of incarceration for firearms charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Grapes, 40, plead guilty in February 2021 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Grapes, who is prohibited from having a firearm because of prior convictions, admitted to having a .45 caliber pistol in July 2020 in Grant County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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