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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Casey County, Kentucky, Convicted Felon Sentenced To 180 Months In Prison For Sale And Distribution Of A Controlled Substance, Illegal Possession Of Firearms And Being An Armed Career Criminal

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Casey County, Kentucky convicted felon was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 180 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges including being an armed career criminal, possession and distribution of a controlled substance, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Jerry Wayne Threatt II, age 39, of Liberty, Kentucky pleaded guilty to all charges in a ten count indictment and agreed to today’s sentence of 180 months in prison, on October 11, 2016. Threatt remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

According to information presented in court, Threatt sold a firearm and crystal methamphetamine, from his Liberty, Kentucky, home to a confidential informant on September 8, 2015, and on September 30, 2015. Further, on October 23, 2015, Threatt was observed and recorded selling a firearm and crystal meth to an informant in a grocery store parking lot located in Liberty.

In addition to the prison sentence, Threatt will forfeit a vehicle; U.S. currency totaling $3,290; a Jimenez Arms 9millimeter semi-automatic handgun; a KELTEC 9millimeter semi-automatic pistol; a Para-Ordinance, Model P16, 40 caliber pistol; a Hi-Point, Model JH 45 caliber pistol; a Ruger, 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol; and Remington, Model 110012 gauge shotgun.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream and was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Kentucky State Police (DESI West), and Casey County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s Department.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated January 5, 2017