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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. – Stephen Dwayne Jackson, also known as “Stacks,” 38, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 18, 2023, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a Donald Avenue residence in Huntington. Officers encountered Jackson, who attempted to flee. Officers seized a loaded Kel-Tech P-11 9mm pistol inside the residence.

Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Jackson knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his prior felony conviction for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base in United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on August 22, 2011.

Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 15 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 Huntington Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorneys Courtney L. Finney and Joseph F. Adams are 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. 3:23-cr-178. 

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Updated March 4, 2024

Topic
Firearms Offenses