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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Anthony Eugene McDonald, of Elkins, West Virginia, is facing a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McDonald, 44, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” McDonald, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior convictions, is accused of having a .22 caliber rifle in June 2019 in Randolph County.

McDonald 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 Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Mountain Region Drug Task Force investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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