Wade Highland, 45, of Lost Creek, West Virginia, and Darius Henning, 24, of Clarksburg, were sentenced today in federal court for unlawful possession of firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Highland was sentenced today to 57 months in prison. He was previously convicted in February 2009 of “Grand Larceny” in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, West Virginia. As a result of the conviction, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. In August 2014, Highland was discovered in unlawful possession of thirteen firearms. He pled guilty in May 2015 to one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

Henning was previously convicted in January 2011 of “First Degree Robbery” in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, West Virginia. As a result of that conviction, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. He was discovered in January 2015 in possession of a stolen .45 caliber pistol in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in May 2015 to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearm” and one count of “Possession of Stolen Firearm.” He was sentenced today to 63 months in prison on each count. These sentences will run concurrently for a total of 63 months of incarceration. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted Highland and Wesley and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Henning on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Editor’s Note: The information above is directly from a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia.

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