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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Felon Sentenced to More than Eight Years in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Ravenna, Ohio man was sentenced today to eight years and four months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Omarr Boone, 37, previously admitted that on March 9, 2021, officers with the Huntington Police Department responded to a shooting at the Shell Gas Station in Huntington.  After a vehicle pursuit, Boone was placed under arrest.  Officers searched Boone’s vehicle and found a stolen Smith and Wesson SD9 VE in the vehicle.  Boone has eight prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the Huntington Police Department.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the sentencing.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00101.

 

 

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 15, 2021