Harrison County man admits to firearms charge

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mark Aaron Reed, Jr., of Bridgeport, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Reed, 35, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearms.” Reed, a person prohibited from having a firearm, admitted to having a 9mm pistol, a .380 caliber pistol, and a .22 caliber pistol in September 2021 in Harrison County.

Reed 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The ATF investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.