Hardy County man indicted on firearms charges


CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory Stump, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was indicted yesterday on firearms charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Stump, 51, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.” Stump, a person prohibited from having a firearm, is accused of having a .45 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number in April 2020 in Monongalia County.

Stumps faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the unlawful possession charge and faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000 fine for the obliterated serial number charge. 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Morgantown Police Department investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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