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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 12, 2021
Randolph J. Bernard
, United States Attorney

Harrison County Man Sentenced for Firearms Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mark Allen Riffle, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 48 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Riffle, 32, pled guilty in November 2020 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Riffle, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior conviction, had a .380 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber rifle, a .410-gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle, and a 12-gauge shotgun in May 2019 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative investigated.

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

Louisville Field Division