Elkins man convicted on federal firearms charges

A Randolph County man has been convicted on federal firearms charges.
Johnny Lee Green Jr., 56, of Elkins, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
In 1978, Green was convicted of First Degree Murder and Using a Weapon in Commission of a Felony. As a result of that conviction, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.
However, he was discovered in July to be in possession of a 9mm pistol and now faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated Green’s case, while Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro prosecuted on behalf of the government.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.