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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 12, 2015

Detroit man sentenced for felony possession of firearm, supervised release revocation

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Keival Lewis Kelley, also known as “Swell,” 31, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and 24 months for a supervised release revocation.

Kelley pleaded guilty in December 2014, to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On July 2, 2014, Kelley was arrested in Huntington on a federal warrant for heroin trafficking. At the time of his arrest he was found to be in possession of a loaded Taurus .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol. He had previously been convicted of crack distribution in the Southern District of West Virginia, and was serving a term of supervised release when arrested.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution of this case.

The case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a commitment of U.S. Attorney Goodwin’s office and other officials nationwide to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Updated January 13, 2015