Harrison County man sentenced for firearms charge

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Chad Perkins, of Wallace, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 27 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Perkins, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Perkins, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior convictions, admitted to having 41 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition in an AR conversion drum magazine in August 2021 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer T. Conklin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and West Virginia State Police investigated.

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