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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Randolph J. Bernard
, United States Attorney

Harrison County Man Admits to Firearms Charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Carl David Davis, of Hepzibah, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Davis, 32, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession of an Explosive by a Prohibited Person” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Davis, who is prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, is accused of having two electric explosive detonators (blasting caps) in November 2018 and a .22 caliber rifle in October 2020 in Harrison County. 

Davis faces up 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each charge. 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.

Davis also agreed to the forfeiture of a 9mm pistol, 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a .22 caliber rifle, seven rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, one 12-gauge shotgun shell, and four rounds of .32 caliber ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.


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