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Wood County man pleads to firearm charge

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Wood County man who opened fire at a home in Parkersburg admitted Tuesday to federal firearm possession charges.

Shaun Michael Linko, 25, of Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to one count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.

In September, Parkersburg police responded to a shooting on Lynn Street, and found several spent shell casings from a semi-automatic rifle along with bullet holes on the outside of one of the homes, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Wood County sheriff's deputies found Linko later inside a vehicle at a park-and-ride. He later admitted that he shot a rifle at the Lynn Street home.

Linko was previously convicted of a felony drug charge, and was prohibited from carrying a firearm. Her faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on Aug. 27.


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