Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Firearm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Huntington man, Juan Isom, 55, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.
On July 13, 2018, Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West executed a search warrant at the residence of Isom. Troopers located a Taurus .38 caliber revolver on the shelf of Isom’s nightstand. Isom was prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law because of a 2006 felony drug conviction in Gaston County, North Carolina.
Isom faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 5, 2019.
The Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.
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