Ellkins Man Sentenced on Federal Weapons Charge

ELKINS, W.Va. — A Randolph County man will spend over two and a half years in prison on a federal weapons charge.

Johnny Lee Green, Jr.
Johnny Lee Green, Jr.

Johnny Lee Green Jr., 56, of Elkins, was sentenced Wednesday at the Federal Court in Elkins to 33 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm.

In 1978, Green was convicted of the felony offenses of First Degree Murder and Using a Weapon in Commission of a Felony. As a result of those convictions, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.

He was discovered in July 2014 in unlawful possession of a 9mm pistol.

Green pleaded guilty in April to one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro prosecuted on behalf of the government, while U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.