Chad C. Newcome
Chad C. Newcome

Upshur man sentenced federally on carjacking charges stemming from Arlington Mini-Mart standoff

ELKINS – Chad C. Newcome, of Rock Cave, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 125 months of incarceration for carjacking and firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Newcome was sentenced on the federal charges in the U.S. Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Newcome, 41, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to one count of “Carjacking” and one count of “Use of Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.” Newcome admitted to attempting to steal a 2018 Dodge Ram Truck on March 10, 2021 in Upshur County. Newcome used a 12-gauge shotgun during the carjacking.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the West Virginia State Police, and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

According to a previous My Buckhannon story, Newcome was involved in a carjacking, police chase and standoff that originated at Arlington Mini-Mart. He was later charged with intentionally setting fire to land.

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