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Lesterville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge

(Lesterville) The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced that Troy Sencibaugh of Lesterville has pled guilty to one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to a written guilty plea agreement, on February 14th, 2019, Reynolds County police were searching for the 55-year-old to arrest him on an outstanding arrest warrant.

The officers received information from a citizen that Sencibaugh had been seen near Camp Taum Sauk in Reynolds County.

The officers drove to that location, found him, searched him and arrested him.

Sencibaugh told officers he had a firearm. Officers discovered a .40 caliber pistol in Sencibaugh’s left front pocket.

The pistol was loaded. Sencibaugh has previous convictions for production of marijuana and second degree assault out of Reynolds County and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Sencibaugh’s sentencing will be March 17th and pursuant to the terms of his plea agreement, Sencibaugh agreed to accept a sentence of 180 months in prison.

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