Berkeley County man Donald Wayne Wilson sentenced for firearms charge

(STL.News) – Donald Wayne Wilson, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years’ probation for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Wilson, age 62, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in August 2019. Wilson, having been previously convicted of a felony, had a .357 caliber revolver in September 2018 in Berkeley County.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

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