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Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Firearm

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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A James City County man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, William Kasey, 43, was arrested in February 2017, following the execution of a search warrant at his home in James City County. The search revealed that Kasey was in possession of multiple firearms despite his prior convictions for armed robbery and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The investigation identified Kasey as a long-time member of the Bloods street gang and his residence also contained gang related documents and materials. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:17-cr-62.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated June 6, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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