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.

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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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