WHEELING - A 30-year-old Wellsburg man was sentenced to federal prison this week for the illegal possession of a firearm.
According to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II. Patrick Eugene Hauck was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release by Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. as a result of his conviction on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Hauck was previously convicted in the Circuit Court of Brooke County for the felony charges of breaking and entering.
Hauck admitted he knowingly possessed a firearm on Aug. 2, 2011, in Wellsburg.
The case was prosecuted as part of Project POWER, an initiative that encourages state, county and local law enforcement officials to refer cases involving firearms to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Hauck, who is free on bond, will self-report to a federal correctional institution on July 18.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Brooke County Sheriff's Department.