Jefferson County man admits to firearms charge

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Warren Long, of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, Acting United States Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Long, 33, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Long, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior conviction, admitted to having a .410 gauge shotgun in May 2020 in Jefferson County. 

Long faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Helman is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.


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