Delbarton man pleads guilty in Federal court

Staff Report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Delbarton man pled guilty to lying on a form when purchasing a firearm from federally licensed firearms dealer on Tuesday, November 3, in Federal Court in Charleston.

According to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Gene Autry Brinager Jr., 52, of Delbarton, purchased two firearms from Williamson Gun and Archery in April of 2010, and he filled out a Department of Justice form required for anyone who purchases a firearm from a federally licensed dealer. On that form, Brinager falsely stated that he was not an unlawful user of, or addicted to a depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance. At the time he filled out the form, Brinager knew that he was an unlawful user of and addicted to opiate pills, a controlled substance and a narcotic.

Brinager faces up to five years in federal prison when he is sentenced on February 4, 2016.

This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

Staff Report

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