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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 20, 2015

Beckley man pleads guilty to federal firearm charge

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Kevin Terrell, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley today to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  On January 13, 2015, law enforcement officers seized an assault rifle from Terrell’s residence on Granville Avenue in Beckley.  Terrell admitted that he possessed the rifle, knowing that he was prohibited because of prior felony convictions in 2007 for unlawful wounding and felony destruction of property.  Under federal law, a convicted felon is prohibited from possessing any firearm.

Terrell faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger scheduled the sentencing for November 18, 2015. 

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.

Updated July 20, 2015