Northview Heights Felon Gets 10 Years for Firearms Charges
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentence on Gregory Izear Corbin a/k/a G-World, 32.
According to certified court records, the defendant was previously convicted of firearm, drug-dealing, terroristic threats, escape and theft-type charges. On Oct. 28, 2010, Pittsburgh Police observed an individual named Coley Davis drinking from an open container of alcohol in public, in violation of a city ordinance. Defendant Anthony White was with Davis and was observed shoving his hands into his sweatshirt where an unnatural bulge was located. Police asked White to remove his hands and saw him to be in possession of a (stolen) gun. Corbin was also present and had a large object in his sweatshirt. A pat-down revealed it to be the pistol listed in the Indictment, loaded with ammunition. White was sentenced to 46 months federal imprisonment on Sept. 6, 2012.
On July 17, 2011, witnesses stated that Corbin was observed breaking into a vehicle. When confronted by the victim, who was on crutches, Corbin allegedly used a silver 9mm semi-automatic pistol to rob, shoot and pistol whip his victim and then fled the scene on foot while shooting at others. The assault and robbery charges from that incident are scheduled for trial before Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jill E. Rangos on March 11, 2013. On July 21, 2011, Corbin was located in a residence and arrested. The two silver pistols and ammunition listed in the Indictment were located in that residence. They included a bloody 9mm pistol found with his belongings and a disassembled .22 pistol. After the .22 was assembled from just the parts present, it and the 9mm were both found to be operable. The 9mm was used in five additional shootings between Feb. 15, 2011 and June 18, 2011.
In essence, the lab identified the blood on the 9mm as Corbin's, since the probability of randomly selecting an unrelated individual exhibiting a DNA profile common to the bloodstain on the pistol and Corbin's DNA sample is approximately 1 in 157 X 10 to the 15th power. This number is more than all of the people who have ever been on the planet combined.
ATF experts determined that the three firearms are not antique, that the ammunition and firearms were not manufactured in Pennsylvania and that all of them affected interstate and/or foreign commerce.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Bloch considered the seriousness of the offenses and the defendant's extensive criminal background.
Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Corbin.