CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to possession of a stolen firearm.
Brian M. Smith, 30, admitted to illegally purchasing a Kel Tec 9mm pistol in 2009 for $100, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
The gun was discovered when police searched Smith at a car parts store in Charleston, the release states. He admitted to U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston he knew or had reason to believe the gun was stolen.
Smith is also prohibited from owning a firearm after being convicted of three counts of burglary in 2005 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in November.