MARTINSBURG – Thomas Edward Wright, of Keyser, has admitted to a firearms charge, according to United States Attorney Bill Powell.

MARTINSBURG – Thomas Edward Wright, of Keyser, has admitted to a firearms charge, according to United States Attorney Bill Powell.
Wright, age 29, pled guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm, admitting to possessing  a stolen .22 caliber long rifle in February 2016 in Mineral County.
Wright faces up to 10 years 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.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.  
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Keyser Police Department investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.