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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Kenton County Man Sentenced to 52 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearms

COVINGTON, Ky. – Kevin Sellers, 26, of Covington, was sentenced today to 52 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for unlawful possession of firearms.

Sellers previously pleaded guilty to possessing three firearms after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.  According to the guilty plea agreement, the Covington Police Department stopped the vehicle Sellers was driving, on June 20, 2017, after receiving a complaint that he had threatened an individual with a gun.  When officers stopped the vehicle, Sellers and three other individuals were present.  In the car, officers discovered three semi-automatic pistols, including one that was capable of accepting a large capacity magazine and another that was later determined to have been stolen from a local police department.  

Another Defendant, Jack Deakins, who was in the vehicle at the time, was convicted of the same offense and sentenced to 30 months in prison, on June 28, 2018.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations; and Robert Nader, Chief of the Covington Police Department, jointly made the announcement.  The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Voorhees.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated August 2, 2018