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Logan man sentenced in federal court for lying in attempt to retrieve pawned guns

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Brian Keith Conley, 42, of Logan, was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston for making a false statement in connection with an attempt to acquire firearms.  Conley was sentenced to serve one month in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, seven months of which will be spent on home confinement. 

Conley previously pleaded guilty and admitted that on October 29, 2014 when trying to retrieve guns he had pawned at a local pawn shop, he completed a required federal form on which he denied that he had ever been convicted of domestic violence. Conley knew, however, that he had been previously convicted of domestic battery in Logan County Magistrate Court of domestic battery. Conley was unable to retrieve the guns from the pawn shop, and law enforcement was alerted to Conley’s unlawful possession of firearms and his attempt to retrieve them from the pawn shop.

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney C. Haley Bunn handled 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 working with existing local programs that target gun crime.


Updated February 4, 2016