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Montgomery Felon Sentenced to Prison for Gun Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A convicted felon from Montgomery, West Virginia, who was caught in possession of a firearm was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Timothy Gibbs II, 29, previously entered a guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), the South Charleston Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

On March 13, 2018, officers responded to a call regarding a man who had been shot in the back.  After a thorough investigation, officers were able to determine that the shooter was Timothy Gibbs II.  Gibbs had previously been convicted of forgery in Kanawha County, West Virginia, and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.    

Assistant United States Attorney Alex Hamner and former Assistant United States Attorney Matt Davis handled the prosecution.  Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.

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 July 31, 2019

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