Mineral County man admits to firearms charge

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Anthony Coleman, of Piedmont, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Coleman, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Coleman, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior conviction, admitted to having three rifles and three pistols in November 2021 in Mineral County.

Coleman 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 Kimberley D. Crockett is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.