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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00033-TSK-MJA
Judge: Michael John Aloi
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (Randolph County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Elkins, West Virginia
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Description: Elkins, West Virginia felony firearms possession criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Jay Jay William Hedrick, of Petersburg, West Virginia who was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Hedrick, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions, admitted to having a .40 caliber pistol, a 9mm pistol, and a .17 caliber rifle in June 2020 in Grant County.
Hedrick faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000. 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 Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
This case is part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities.
UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC.
Outcome: Plea of Guilty in Felong Case as to Jay Jay William Hedrick: Any party shall have fourteen days from the date of filing this Report and Recommendation within which to file with the Clerk of this Court, specific written objections, identifying the portions of the Report and Recommendation to which objection is made, and the basis of such objection.Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi on 12/11/20. (jss) (Entered: 12/11/2020)