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MICHIGAN MAN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FIREARM VIOLATION

BECKLEY, W.Va. –  United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Thomas Glenn Speck, 37, of Fostoria, Michigan, was sentenced in federal court in Beckley to four years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Speck pleaded guilty in January 2014, admitting that on March 28, 2012, he possessed a 12-gauge shotgun at a residence where he was staying in Harper, Raleigh County, West Virginia.  The firearm was found during an investigation of a confrontation between members of the Avengers Motorcycle Club and West Virginia State Troopers.  Speck is prohibited from possessing firearms because he was convicted of the felony offenses of unarmed robbery and second degree home invasion in Michigan in 1999.  He is currently serving a prison sentence of three to ten years in Michigan on a 2012 conviction of third degree fleeing and eluding a police officer.  The federal sentence will be served after the Michigan sentence is complete.

Speck’s sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.  The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney John File.

 

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