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Fayette County Man Sentenced to 72 Months for Illegal Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. –Adlie Penman, 40, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison on Wednesday, by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, after pleading guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

On November 19, 2018, officers with the Lexington Police Department responded to a residential noise complaint. While at the scene, officers observed Penman emerge from a tree line next door. Upon seeing police, Penman immediately tossed a loaded .22 caliber pistol, which was later recovered. Penman was a convicted felon, with multiple prior felony convictions including burglary and drug trafficking.

Under federal law, Penman must serve 85 percent of his 72 month sentence. Upon completion of his sentence, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of three years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Tommy Estevan, Acting Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; and Lawrence Weathers, Chief of Police, Lexington Police Department, jointly made the announcement.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The PSN program was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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Updated October 16, 2019

Firearms Offenses