Strasburg man sentenced for unlawful possession of firearm

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Evan Megeath, 33, of Strasburg, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Megeath, who has previous felony convictions in state court in Virginia, was discovered in unlawful possession of a .22 caliber rifle in July 2015 in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Megeath was previously convicted in the Circuit Court of Warren County of the felony offenses of one count of Breaking and Entering, two counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of False Pretenses, one count of Bad Check and one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

Megeath pled guilty in April to one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Assistant U.S. attorneys Paul T. Camilletti and Anna Z. Krasinski 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.