Greenbrier County man denied bond in federal firearms case

Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto announced that a Greenbrier County man charged with federal gun crimes was denied bond this week. United States Magistrate Judge Dwayne L. Tinsley ordered that Ronald Ray McMillion, 64, of Renick, remain in custody following a hearing in federal court in Charleston.

McMillion was indicted by a federal grand jury in Beckley on Feb. 23, 2016. The indictment alleges that McMillion possessed three firearms on Apr. 21, 2014, and one firearm on Apr. 25, 2014, at his residence in Renick, all while being prohibited from possessing firearms because he is a convicted felon and because he is an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

McMillion’s trial is scheduled for Mar. 28 in Beckley before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.

The United States Attorney’s Office advises that an indictment is merely an allegation of criminal behavior and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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