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Friday, July 15, 2016

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Federal Gun Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced the sentencing today of a Roanoke man who previously pled guilty to a federal gun charge.

Clifton Deron Campbell, 38, of Roanoke, Va., pled guilty in March to one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm.  Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Campbell was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison.

“We will continue to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to get illegal guns off the streets of our communities,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We know a key in keeping our communities safe is keeping illegal guns out of the hands of those who mean harm and this sentence shows how serious we take that mission.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Roanoke City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Donald R. Wolthuis prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated July 15, 2016