Former Kanawha County teacher pleads guilty to purchasing gun for felon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County woman pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to purchasing a firearm for someone she knew to be a convicted felon.

Jennifer Napier, 39, of East Bank purchased the weapon from the Trading Post in Marmet in Oct. 2011. She falsely filled out a Department of Justice form saying that she was buying the firearm when she knew that the gun would be in the hands of someone else.

As part of her plea bargain, Napier agreed she would surrender her teaching certificate. Her sentencing is scheduled for October; she faces up to five years in prison.