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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kanawha County man pleads guilty to federal firearm offense

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Kanawha County man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Charleston to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Travis Lee Hudnall, 30, of Hansford, West Virginia entered a guilty plea to possessing a Remington 12 gauge shotgun that he pawned in Charleston on March 13, 2014.  Hudnall had previously been convicted in 2008 in Kanawha County of daytime entering without breaking, a felony offense that made it illegal for Hudnall to possess a firearm.  

Hudnall faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on September 17, 2015.

The investigation was conducted by the Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald is in charge of the prosecution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Updated June 18, 2015