Harrison County man admits to firearms charge | USAO-NDWV

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Daniel Porter Critchfield, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Critchfield, 34, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Critchfield, a person prohibited from having a firearm, admitted to having a 9mm pistol in February 2016 in Harrison County.

Critchfield 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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