Lexington Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Felon in Possession of Firearm Charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
LEXINGTON, KY- A Lexington, Ky., man, Erich Storck, 51, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves on Friday to 120 months in prison for two counts of felon in possession of a firearm.
Storck was convicted of the charges on April 5, 2023. According to evidence at his trial, Storck had multiple misdemeanor convictions and a felony conviction for Assault Under Extreme Emotional Disturbance. In May 2020, Storck was arrested after being found outside Northpoint Training Center, a medium-security state prison, under the influence of alcohol with a loaded handgun stored in his motorcycle. Storck was released on state bond. While on bond, in November 2021, Storck barricaded himself in his residence in Nicholasville where he discharged over 30 rounds from a 9mm and an assault rifle. Some of the rounds struck a neighbor’s house. After Storck eventually surrendered to law enforcement, officers located two firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his home.
Under federal law, Storck must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years. Storck was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and $1,000 in restitution.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; Todd Justice, Chief of Police, Nicholasville Police Department; and Sheriff Taylor Bottom, Boyle County Sheriff’s Department, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by ATF, Nicholasville Police Department, and Boyle County Sheriff’s Office. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger West.
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Updated July 24, 2023