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Maryland man discovered in possession of stolen firearms sentenced to 41 months in prison

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nevyou Alemu, 21, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for possessing stolen firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Alemu conspired with Kristopher Seth Davis, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland and Adesola Vanzant, 21, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to steal firearms. In April 2014, the defendants traveled from Maryland to New Milton, West Virginia and stole approximately 14 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from a residence. The defendants then returned to Maryland, transporting the stolen firearms and ammunition back across state lines. Specifically, the defendants were discovered in April 2014 in Doddridge County, West Virginia in possession of two stolen firearms: a .22 caliber pistol and a 20 gauge shotgun.

Following a 2 day trial, U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley found Alemu guilty in August 2015 of one count of “Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Firearms,” and one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession of Stolen Firearms.” He was sentenced today to 41 months in prison on each county. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 41 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated December 16, 2015