Wood County man sentenced on federal weapons charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Wood County already incarcerated for a burglary conviction has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal weapons charge, authorities said.

Robert Adams, 34, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Charleston for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Adams admitted to having a Remington-Peters 410 shotgun cartridge, which he was prohibited from having because of a 2008 burglary offense. The incident happened in July 2017.

Prosecutors said Adams will serve his federal sentence after completing the state sentence.