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Cabell County Man Sentenced To Prison For Illegal Firearm Possession

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Cabell County man was sentenced to one year and two months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegal firearm possession.  Kenneth Richard Nance, 43, of Barboursville, W.Va., previously pleaded guilty in March to possession of a firearm by a person subject to a domestic violence protection order.  On December 7, 2011, Nance possessed a Raven .25-caliber pistol. 

At the time Nance possessed the firearm, he was subject to a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) issued by the Family Court of Cabell County, West Virginia. Nance knew that the DVPO was in effect at the time he possessed the firearm in December 2011.  The defendant also knew it was illegal to possess a firearm or ammunition while the DVPO was in effect.    

The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the ATF, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Johnston handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.  

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 targeting gun crime.

Updated January 7, 2015