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Beckley felon sentenced to over eight years on Federal gun charge

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto announced that a Beckley felon was sentenced today in federal court to eight years and four months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Kevin Terrell, 30, previously pleaded guilty in July of 2015 to the federal gun charge.

On January 13, 2015, Terrell admitted that he was in possession of an assault rifle. Law enforcement seized the ArmaLite Model M-15 5.56 mm rifle at Terrell’s residence on Granville Avenue in Beckley. Terrell was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of his 2007 felony convictions in Raleigh County Circuit Court for unlawful wounding and felony destruction of property.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was sentenced by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs that target gun crime.

Updated January 7, 2016

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