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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Charleston man sentenced for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Charles Corey Michael, 32, of Charleston, West Virginia was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston to 27 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Michael previously pled guilty to this charge in May of 2015.  In March of 2015, officers with the Charleston Police Department executed a search warrant at Michael’s apartment on Charleston’s East End and recovered several firearms and heroin.  Michael is prohibited by federal law from possessing any firearms because of a prior felony drug conviction in Ohio.

This case was investigated by the Charleston Police Department. The case is 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 August 13, 2015