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Charleston Man Sentenced for Gun Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Charleston man was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm.   Chadwick Taylor, 30, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.  The case was investigated by the Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). 

“A simple scenario that is repeated over and over again - a felon in possession of a firearm,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “A felon has lost the right to a firearm. We prosecute these types of cases by the barge load and we will seek the toughest sentences available under the law.”

Taylor pled guilty on December 4, 2018, admitting that on June 4, 2018, he was in possession of a firearm and that he is prohibited from being in possession of a firearm due to his prior conviction of a felony offense. 

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Arthur handled the prosecution.  Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.



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Updated February 28, 2019

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