West Virginia: Carlentez McDaniel indicted on firearms charge

(STL.News) – Carlentez McDaniel, of Morgantown, West Virginia, is facing a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McDaniel, 32, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” McDaniel, who is prohibited from having a gun, is accused of having a .45 caliber Glock pistol in February 2020 in Monongalia County.

McDaniel 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, and Explosives investigated.

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

STL.News References:

  1. Sarah E. Wagner Wikipedia Page
  2. West Virginia Resource Page
  3. Can also be viewed on USA News Today
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