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Washington felon sentenced for illegally purchasing ammunition in Virginia

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Washington man was sentenced yesterday to a year and six months in prison for illegally acquiring ammunition after a previous felony firearm conviction.

According to court documents, April 13, 2023, Kiyel Tyquello Kearney, aka “KhiGlock,” and “Glock,” 20, was convicted in the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County, Maryland, of unlawful possession of a loaded handgun in a vehicle. Approximately three weeks following his Maryland conviction, on May 3, 2023, Kearney traveled to Arlington and purchased ammunition from a federally licensed gun store. As a previously convicted felon, Kearney could not legally possess firearms or ammunition. 

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Patricia Tolliver Giles.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel K. Amzallag 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. 1:24-cr-4.


Press Officer

Updated June 28, 2024

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