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Hampton felon returning to prison for federal firearm conviction

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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Hampton man was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on July 9, 2023, Jerry Stull, 56, was involved in an argument with a security guard outside the Alley nightclub in Newport News. During the argument, Stull lifted his shirt, pointed at the guard, and then ran away. When the guard shouted that Stull had a gun, a nearby Newport News Police officer pursued and apprehended Stull. Stull was in possession of a 9mm handgun.

Stull has numerous previous convictions, including multiple grand larcenies, assault and battery, assault on a law enforcement officer, possession and distribution of controlled substances, child neglect, and five DUIs, and was on supervised probation when he was arrested on July 9, 2023. As a previously convicted felon, Stull cannot legally possess a firearm or ammunition.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division; Steve R. Drew, Chief of Newport News Police; and Jason Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyson C. Yates, an Assistant Attorney General with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, prosecuted the case. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alyssa Levey-Weinstein and Marcus Johnson assisted in the prosecution of this 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. 4:23-cr-89.


Press Officer

Updated June 14, 2024

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