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Mercer County Felon Sentenced to Prison for Federal Gun Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Mercer County, West Virginia, felon who possessed a firearm in May 2018, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

Kelvin Maurice Freeman, 29, previously admitted that on May 31, 2018, he possessed a firearm while he was traveling on Interstate 64 in Cabell County, West Virginia.   Freeman was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because he was convicted in April 2018 for Child Endangerment in Tazewell County, Virginia.

The West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor prosecuted the case.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


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Updated May 1, 2019

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