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Hampshire County man gets 8 years in federal weapons case

January 10th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports Gregory Scott Rinker, 31, of Romney, was sentenced to eight years in prison for illegally possessing a stolen firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen said.


In August 2015, Rinker knowingly possessed four stolen firearms in Mineral and Hampshire counties. Moore pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession of a stolen firearm in September 2016.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the West Virginia State Police and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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