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Shady Spring man pleads guilty to theft of high-powered rifle

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BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Shady Spring man faces up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty this week in connection with the theft of a high-powered rifle, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Cameron Martin Taylor, 24, of Shady Spring, Raleigh Co., W.Va., pleaded guilty on Sept. 4 to stealing a firearm before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.  On April 24, 2013, Taylor stole an AR-50 rifle near White Oak, Raleigh Co., W.Va. 

Taylor is scheduled to be sentenced on January 9, 2014. 

The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney John File is in charge of the prosecution. 

The case is being brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

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