Harrison County man sentenced for firearms charges

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Carl David Davis, of Hepzibah, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 63 months of incarceration for firearms charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Davis, 32, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Possession of an Explosive by a Prohibited Person” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Davis, who is prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, is accused of having two electric explosive detonators (blasting caps) in November 2018 and a .22 caliber rifle in October 2020 in Harrison County.

Davis also was ordered to forfeit a 9mm pistol, 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a .22 caliber rifle, seven rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, one 12-gauge shotgun shell, and four rounds of .32 caliber ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

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