Tucker County man admits to firearms charge

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory L. Coontz, of Parsons, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Coontz, 21, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Coontz, a person prohibited from having firearms, admitted to having a .38 Special Caliber revolver in July 2020 in Tucker County.

Coontz faces up to 10 years of incarceration and 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 Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Parsons Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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