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Press Release

Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kenneth Dale Walker, 34, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 22, 2020, a law enforcement officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Walker in Guyandotte. Walker was wearing an empty holster on his hip. Walker told the officer there was a firearm under his seat. The officer recovered a Taurus, G2cm 9mm pistol under the seat. Walker admitted to possessing the firearm.

Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Walker knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his prior felony conviction for unlawful wounding in Cabell County Circuit Court on September 3, 2010.

Walker is scheduled to be sentenced on October 10, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the West Virginia State Police.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Taylor is prosecuting the case.

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. 3:22-cr-113. 


Updated July 6, 2023

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