Nicholas County Man Sentenced 15 Years for Being Felon in Possession of a Firearm and an Armed Career Criminal
FRANKFORT, KY - Charles Lee Fryman, 51, of Nicholas County, Ky., was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph M. Hood enhanced Fryman’s sentence because Fryman had three prior convictions for violent felony offenses, making him an Armed Career Criminal under federal sentencing guidelines.
Fryman previously admitted that on June 22 and 23, 2011, he was in possession of several firearms, including three rifles, two shotguns, and two pistols. Fryman pleaded guilty to the charges in July of 2012.
Under federal law, Fryman must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Stuart L. Lowery, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Louisville Field Division), and Rodney Brewer, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement today.
The investigation was conducted by the Kentucky State Police and ATF. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr.