Man pleads guilty to illegal possession

ELKINS — Roy Thomas Schroeder, 46, of Volga, was convicted of illegally possessing firearms, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. Schroeder admitted to possessing two .22-caliber revolvers and a .22-caliber rifle after a protective order had been issued against him by the Barbour County Magistrate Court. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office investigated. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided