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Bullitt County Felon Sentenced to Over 2 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – A Bullitt County, Kentucky, man was sentenced yesterday to 2 years and 9 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony offense. 

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Stansbury of the FBI Louisville Field Office, and Colonel Marcus Laytham, Chief of the Mt. Washington Police Department, made the announcement. 

According to court documents, James Nott, 41, was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for illegally possessing an AK-type 7.62 mm rifle, a Charter Arms .38 special revolver, and ammunition on July 11, 2023. Nott was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of the following felony offenses.

On November 11, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Nott was convicted of possession of an unregistered destructive device and possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of marijuana.

There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Mt. Washington Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Tieke and Stephanie Zimdahl prosecuted the case.


Updated March 19, 2024