Pax man sentenced to prison time

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PAX, WV (WVNS)– Earnest Steven Wriston from Pax was sentenced to prison on Monday, October 5, 2021.

On January 20, 2020, Wriston was pulled over for a traffic violation near Paint Creek Road in Pax. An officer discovered a 12-gauge shotgun in plain view in the vehicle. According to the report, Wriston is prohibited from having a firearm due to multiple felonies, including drug trafficking.

According to Anthony Ciliberti, Jr, Prosecuting Attorney for Fayette County, Wriston was sentenced to five years in prison for a prohibited person in possession of a firearm by Judge Thomas Ewing.

Wriston is required to serve 15 months in prison before he’s eligible for parole.

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