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Two enter guilty pleas in federal court

December 16, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - One man was sentenced and two others entered guilty pleas this week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg, W.Va.

· Josh Ferguson, 20, of 334 Auburn St. in Martinsburg, was sentenced to six months in prison Thursday after being convicted of failing to report in a timely manner that his brother unlawfully possessed a sawed-off shotgun, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston said in a written release. Following his sentence, Ferguson will be on one year of supervised release, he said.

Ferguson posted bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution, Johnston said.

· Clarence Gill, 21, of 223 S. Duke St. in Shepherdstown, W.Va., pleaded guilty Tuesday to printing counterfeit currency on his computer, Johnston said.

Gill faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, he said.

· John F. Wills, 28, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., pleaded guilty Tuesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm in November, Johnston said. Wills faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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