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Press Release

Huntington Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Gun Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for a gun crime. Tyson Davis, Sr., 42, previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

According to court documents, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a 9th Avenue residence in Huntington on April 17, 2019 and recovered a loaded Glock 23 .40 caliber pistol from under the couch cushion on which Davis was seated. During the search of the residence, officers also located distribution amounts of a heroin and fentanyl mixture and methamphetamine. Later in a Mirandized interview, Davis admitted to possessing the firearm.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force and the Huntington Police Department.  

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorneys Ryan A. Keefe and R. Gregory McVey handled the prosecution.

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. 3:19-cr-00140.



Updated August 16, 2021

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