Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Firearms
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kevan Curry, 49, of Huntington, was sentenced today to two years and 10 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of firearms.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Curry previously admitted that on November 18, 2020, officers with the Huntington Police Department executed a search warrant at Curry’s residence on 20th Street in Huntington. Officers seized a Comanche III .357 magnum revolver, a Browning .40 caliber handgun, and an American Tactical AR-15 rifle. Curry is prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law because of a 2009 felony conviction in Cabell County.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Police Department.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. 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-00114.
Updated January 10, 2022
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