Morgantown woman sentenced on firearms charge

Morgantown, W.Va. – A woman accused of lying to purchase a gun at a Morgantown pawn shop will spend more than a year in prison.

According to United States Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld, II, Julie Anette Bailes, 25, gave false information to a firearms dealer at Cashland Pawn to try to purchase a .40 caliber Glock pistol.

In January, Bailes pleaded guilty to one count of false statement in acquisition of a firearm.

Bailes was allegedly trying to purchase the weapon on behalf of someone else.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley handed down a 15 month prison sentence.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.