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Huntington Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing a Firearm

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Huntington man, Juan Isom, 55, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

Isom previously admitted that on July 13, 2018, Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West executed a search warrant at his residence.  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.

The Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West conducted the investigation.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, 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.

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Updated August 5, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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