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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wayne Co. Felon Sentenced To 2 Years In Federal Prison For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Wayne County felon who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced today to two years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  Keith Brian Clark, 47, of East Lynn, W.Va., previously pleaded guilty in October 2013 to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The sentence was handed down by United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. in Charleston.   

On June 18, 2012, Clark illegally possessed a 9-millimeter pistol near Harts, Lincoln County, W.Va.  Clark was previously convicted in August 2004 of second degree robbery in the Circuit Court of Wayne County.  The defendant did not have his rights to possess a firearm restored.   

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Haley Bunn handled the prosecution. 

This case was 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.

Updated January 7, 2015