Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws
ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
Daniel Warren Talley, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on October 21, 2016, Talley knowingly possessed a stolen firearm which he unlawfully possessed while being a convicted felon. The firearm was seized by investigators after a search warrant was executed at Talley’s residence in Erie, Pennsylvania. The firearm had been stolen from a residence in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania in September 2016.
Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for August 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Millcreek Township Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Talley.