For Immediate Release
Hancock County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a stolen firearm
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Brandon S. Moore, 24, of New Cumberland, West Virginia, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a stolen firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
In June 2015, Moore stole a .40 caliber pistol from a residence in Brooke County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in June 2016 to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.”
“This case reflects the connections between firearms traffickers and drug traffickers, which threaten public safety and endanger law enforcement officers,” said Stuart L. Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “We will continue to work aggressively with the West Virginia State Police and local police agencies to identify illicit traffickers, disarm violent offenders and interdict stolen and unlawfully possessed firearms.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, the Brooke County Sheriff’s Office, and the Weirton Police Department investigated.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.