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Huntington felon sentenced for firearm possession

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Robert Gene Small, 54, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison.

In September 2014, Small pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On Aug. 4, 2013, members of the Huntington Police Department responded to a shots fired call at Marcum Terrace in Huntington. Once there, the officers learned that Small and a female were both armed, and had left the area in a vehicle. When the HPD later stopped the vehicle, an officer saw a rifle lying in the back seat. A further search uncovered another rifle, and a loaded revolver.

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

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey was in charge of the prosecution.


Updated January 8, 2016