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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Crime

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Labaron Bulley, 32, of Charleston, pled guilty today before United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Stuart credited the collaborative investigative efforts of the Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) with the successful prosecution of Bulley.

“We are working closely with the Charleston Police Department to reduce violent crime, particularly on the City’s west side,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Prosecuting prohibited persons like Bulley that continue to possess guns is critical to our efforts.”

Bulley admitted to possessing a firearm on March 15 of this year at his girlfriend’s west side residence. At the time he possessed the firearm, Bulley admitted that he had been convicted in 2014 in West Virginia of the felony offense of attempting to commit a felony. Bulley faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000.00 fine when he is sentenced on October 30, 2018.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated July 31, 2018