Eastern Panhandle man admits to firearm charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The U.S. Attorney’s office says a Kearneysville man has admitted to making a false statement during a fire arms purchase last year.

Ronald Louis Browning, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of “False Statement During Purchase of Firearm.” Browning admitted to making a false statement to purchase a 9mm pistol in December 2020 in Berkeley County.

Browning faces up to 10 years in prison 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.





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